(out of 5)
Teens will find much to enjoy in this forgettable little comedy that takes a youthful spin on Pygmalion (when oh when will these classics-adapted-for-teens ever stop? At least Clueless and Ten Things I Hate About You were clever). Rachael Leigh Cook overdoes the devoted geek bit as a young woman romanced by hunky prep Freddie Prinze Jr. He has been dared by pal Paul Walker to take Cook to the prom and see if he can make a ‘doable’ chick out of her. Important teenage issues such as prom night sex and the ability to do performance art in front of your peers are dealt with intelligently, but only when you compare the film to a low-grade issue of Teen Beat. Still, it is colourful and fun for the youngsters, and the characters are all likeable.
Directed by Robert Iscove
Screenplay by R. Lee Fleming Jr.
Cinematography by Francis Kenny
Music by Stewart Copeland
Production Design by Charles William Breen
Costume Design by Denise Wingate
Film Editing by Casey O. Rohrs
Cast Tags: Alexis Arquette, Alicia Gilley, Amon Bourne, Anna Paquin, Anthony Rivera, Ashlee Levitch, Ayesha Orange, Brandon Smith, Bree Turner, Brian Friedman, Carlos Jacott, Caroline Girvin, Charlie Dell, Chris Owen, Christine Vincent, Christopher Smith, Clay Rivers, Clea DuVall, Dani Lee, Dave Buzzotta, Debbi Morgan, Debbie Lee Carrington, Dulé Hill, Elden Henson, Flex Alexander, Freddie Prinze Jr., Gabrielle Union, Jarrett Lennon,Jennifer Lee Keyes, Jerry ‘Flo’ Randolph, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Joe Loera, Josh Seffinger, Katharine Towne, Kente Scott, Kevin Pollak, Kieran Culkin, Kim Cottom, Lil’ Kim, Matthew Lillard, Mayah McCoy, Michael Milhoan, Milo Ventimiglia, Patricia Charbonneau, Paul Walker, Rachael Leigh Cook, Richard Kim, Robert Baglia, Robert Schultz, Sara Rivas,Sarah Christine Smith, Scott Hislop, Stephanie Landwehr, T.J. Espinoza, Takbir Bashir, Tamara Mello, Tim Matheson, Tony Fugate, Usher Raymond, Vanessa Lee Chester, Wendy Fowler