Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.
USA, 2001. New Line Cinema. Screenplay by Mandy Nelson. Cinematography by Robert Brinkmann. Produced by Wendy Finerman. Music by Mark Mothersbaugh. Production Design by Jeff Knipp. Costume Design by Wendy Chuck. Film Editing by Sloane Klevin.
A pretty low point in the teen movie genre is this ridiculous film about four high school cheerleaders who decide to rob a supermarket bank when one of the girls (Marley Shelton) gets pregnant and married and can’t afford to live on husband James Marsden‘s video store salary. Their plans to pull off a successful robbery and getaway seem pretty smooth until cheerleader-wannabe Marla Sokoloff shows up and threatens to throw a wrench in the works. Most of it is uninspired, and the messages about giving teens more opportunities to be better at running their lives is wasted in this films’ irresponsible, cavalier attitude towards its indulgences. Mena Suvari is left in the background, and it’s a shame given that she’s among the more charismatic of the performers.