[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
Not Another Teen Movie
They served you Breakfast. They gave you Pie. Now we’re gonna stuff your face.
On a bet, a gridiron hero at John Hughes High School sets out to turn a bespectacled plain Jane into a beautiful and popular prom queen in this outrageous send-up of the teen movie genre.
The last 10 years have seen Chris Evans become one of the most famous movie stars in the world, but the ungodly box office success he’s enjoyed as a cog in the Marvel machine amounts to little more than a gilded consolation prize for a career that peaked as it soon as it began. Fortunately for Evans, he doesn’t seem to know that.
In a recent interview with the Wrap, Evans was asked to reflect on Not Another Teen Movie, the 2001 comedy that provided his big break. Self-deprecating but careful not to sound ungrateful, Evans laughed at the thought of his first leading role: “The movie had me stick a banana in my ass, it wasn’t exactly some highbrow…
I continue to say this is one of the best parodies ever. I will forever fight for this movie to be recognized as a masterpiece.
not as much a parody of teen movies as it is a perverse love letter (and pre-emptive obituary) to teen movies/parody of the america that worships them, the idea that this is sneering condescension is kind of cancelled out by the fact that one would have to see and love at least 25 different teen rom-coms over & over again to understand all the jokes. happy to report that the thick nostalgia of 2001-ness this is steeped in has made it so much better - sillier but also bittersweet. an important piece of cultural history and still one of the most brilliantly idiotic and rewatchable movies ever made.
Mr. T makes me laugh so damn hard in this.
Compared to similar parodies movies in the past decade or so, this is a god-damn masterpiece. Extremely funny, even if it isn't exactly "smart". But then again, I really hope you don't go into this expecting an intelligent movie.
Oh, and I died at all the American Beauty gags and the musical number as well. Too funny.
The teen movie genre has always been an unusual beast of at times laugh out loud, gross out comedy and romantic, life affirming schmaltz, with the occasional witty undercurrent of bite. Not Another Teen Movie, in attempting to spoof a great many of those styles and invert the tropes of a very specific genre, has something of a difficult task. Providing pastiche when it comes to earnest, dated John Hughes movies is one thing, but how do you really mock a genuinely funny movie like American Pie without looking a touch desperate? Joel Gallen's movie doesn't quite have the answer to that and while it reaches for the lofty, Zucker brothers style of slapstick, visual gags and silly wordplay, it…
.... Chris Evans ¿eh?
Sin contar algunos chistes muy balurdos.
Actuaciones medio flojas, guión horrible.... a verdad que es una parodia.
A pesar de todo esto tengo que admitir que es una de las películas de parodias mejor hechas.... pero aún así sigue siendo una simple parodia que solo sirve para reírse un rato.
"why is it that everytime i tell a guy to stick it wherever he wants, he puts it in my ass"
also, tfw no quirky social anxious yet cute gf
Parody movies may be the most difficult type of movie to get right. It requires an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the genera while also keeping it surface level enjoyable for those who do not have that encyclopedic knowledge.
Now I am not about to say that Not Another Teen Movie is as good as the likes of Airplane, Young Frankenstein, The Naked Fun, Spaceballs, or High Anxiety, (Damn Mel Brooks is great) but It does exceedingly well at lampooning and slavishly adhering to the teen movie trope.
Every scene has subtle to exaggerated references and you could watch the movie 5 times and still catch new things floating in the background. Every scene in the movie is shot around the…
One of the better movies in that horrible run of parody blockbusters that swarmed the early 2000's.
Damn. I didn't realize how old this movie was. And I'm stunned I never saw it from beginning to end until now. It's not particlarly funny. I mean it's just a collection of sight gags cobbled together from other movies and given a twist often with little cohenrence and with no concern for story continuity. But that's not really want you're looking for in a movie like this. I did chuckle a few times and I actually enjoyed Pressly and Kirshner's performances. The best part of the movie was recognizing all the actors who have since gone on to varying degrees of success, including of course the first Avenger himself, Chris Evans. If someone had told him he would eventually be filthy rich playing a comic-book hero, he probably wouldn't have believed you. Hollywood. Go figure.
maybe found it funnier cause I was watching it with people. it has those fun "i remember that movie!" moments but sometimes i forget that that can be one of the main purposes of parodies. you get rewarded with your recognition of films even if they are poorly executed and/or offensive jokes. lots of crudeness and silly early 2000s gross out humour. again, i like some of the cast with people i recognise popping up all over the place but mainly "mehh" because BECAUSE.
Although on the better end of the parody movie genre, Not Another Teen Movie doesn't hold up as well as I had hoped it would after 15 years. Maybe at the time we were tired of the absurdity of teen movies and it felt good to poke fun at them?
The movie you'd watch late at night as a young man when they'd show the uncensored version on Comedy Central at midnight; although my interest stemmed more from the constantly nude foreigner character in the film, rather then the comedy. And now? My eyes are still intrigued by that foreigner, but this is a damn funny, albeit trashy look at highschool dramas of the past.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Off-and-on hilarity in this parody of teen movies that mainly takes aim at "She's All That" (1999), but also scores hits on "The Breakfast Club," "Bring It On," "Pretty in Pink," "American Beauty," "10 Things I Hate About You," and "Varsity Blues."
Chris Evans ("Captain America") and Chyler Leigh ("Grey's Anatomy") are the two stars, and are very funny with the jokes and physical comedy. But there is good support from the likes of Jaime Pressly, Randy Quaid (playing his usual inappropriate slob), Mia Kirshner (who has a lot of the grosser lines), Sam Huntington, and Lacey Chabert as a mysterious, beautiful student who always appears with her own theme music and wind blowing her hair.
Not a bad parody, except for maybe a little overemphasis on gross-out jokes, particularly one involving a female student sitting on the toilet and its conclusion.
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