Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.
USA, 1999. Twentieth Century Fox, Amy Robinson Productions, Grand March Productions. Screenplay by Rob Thomas, based on the novel How I Created My Perfect Prom Date by Todd Strasser. Cinematography by Kees Van Oostrum. Produced by Amy Robinson. Music by Greg Kendall. Production Design by Aaron Osborne. Costume Design by Genevieve Tyrrell. Film Editing by John Pace.
Adorable teen comedy that doesn’t try to be as hip as others of its kind and is all the more charming for it. Melissa Joan Hart is the teenage girl who decides to hire antisocial Adrian Grenier to take her to the prom when they’ve both been dumped by their respective flames, and of course you know what happens when they get to know each other. Plot mixes elements of She’s All That and Ten Things I Hate About You, but while those were more colourful (and in the case of the latter, wittier), this one has more warmth.