(out of 5)
Musical numbers are the best thing about this witty little teenage romance. Ben Foster is a high-schooler who has just been dumped by his longtime girlfriend and, in his misery, avoids Kirsten Dunst and her obvious attraction to him…oh that I were in high school again. Martin Short gives a funny performance as the school’s obsessed drama teacher who has decided to put on a modern musicalization of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (from whose plot this film liberally borrows). Opening and closing sequences with Vitamin C singing classic hits are the high points.
Miramax, Ignite Entertainment, Keshan, Morpheus
Directed by Tommy O’Haver
Screenplay by R. Lee Fleming Jr.
Cinematography by Maryse Alberti
Music by Steve Bartek
Production Design by Robin Standefer
Costume Design by Mary Jane Fort
Film Editing by Jeff Betancourt