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'John Tucker Must Die' Declares a Trio of Teenage Girlfriends
This is your embedded middle-aged male movie critic, reporting from somewhere near the unprotected border between pubescent girlhood and young womanhood. The breaking story: a teen comedy called "John Tucker Must Die. Sometimes a movie critic just has to acknowledge that he does not fall within a particular film's target demographic. But it can be a fascinating and enlightening sociological expedition to see it with the very audience for whom it was intended. In this instance, that meant watching "John Tucker Must Die" from deep inside a preview screening of about 78 percent teenage girls, 21 percent teenage boys, and 0. I do not know who those other 0.
Sign in. Breakout star Erin Moriarty of " The Boys " shouts out her real-life super squad of actors. Watch now. Title: John Tucker Must Die When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguised as him, and proceeds to fall for his school's star soccer player, and soon learns she's not the only one with romantic troubles. Sworn enemies find themselves in each other's bodies, and use this to ruin each other's lives.
The film is about a trio of girls who plot to break the heart of manipulative basketball star John Tucker after they learn he has been secretly dating all three and pledging each is "the one". They recruit cute wallflower Kate in their scheme to publicly humiliate the main male lead. Kate Spencer is a teenage girl who lives with her single mother, Lori, whose poor taste in men causes them to move around frequently. Kate and her mother move to a suburb of Portland, Oregon , where Kate gets a job as a waitress. While at work, she sees popular local boy John Tucker on dates with three different girls: chronic overachiever Carrie, head cheerleader Heather, and promiscuous and liberal vegan activist Beth.
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One of the unheralded guilty pleasures of inane teen sex comedies comes from watching middle-aged filmmakers haplessly attempt to gauge the pulse of teen America. In John Tucker Must Die, for example, the innate soulfulness of protagonist Brittany Snow is conveyed by her passion for "old-school Elvis Costello" screw those late-period Allen Toussaint and Burt Bacharach collaborations! But Tucker 's pop-culture cluelessness constitutes only a small part of its all-around hopelessness: Any film where Jenny McCarthy who plays Snow's mom does much of the dramatic heavy lifting has more to worry about than clunky pop references. The problems begin with the gimmicky plot, which finds an anonymous dork Snow teaming up with a cheerleader Ashanti , a hippie Sophia Bush , and a brain Arielle Kebbel to take down three-timing hunk John Tucker Jesse Metcalfe. First, they merely attempt to publicly humiliate him. When that backfires, they remake Snow, Pygmalion-style, into the most popular girl in school, then trick Metcalfe into falling for her in order to set him up for the ultimate comeuppance.