A few hundred years in the future, after our society burns out like alight-bulb and ultimately reinvents itself into a much kinderexperience, there will be those who will study the films of our era and-- it is possible -- these unusual Disney-esque TV treats may just endup being revered in a class (ahem) of their own. Here is the thing.When these high school soap operas work, when the actors and writersare firing on all cylinders, they work really well. I was originallyintrigued by a review in a blog which said that this film was so goodit could have been shown theatrically. Brave words indeed. The truth isthat, until the last 10 mins or so, this is an exceptional work thatcontinually engages and surprises. While the story is not new as such,the actors make it come alive and the director makes it engaging. Sortof --- for those that like to deconstruct film, which is most of us --a high school Julia Roberts vehicle (if JR had ever done a Disney,which of course she did not). The only flaw is the ending. The storyclearly overwhelmed the writers who scrambled against the clock to sortout all the twists and arcs, and it shows. Flawed, but brilliantly so.
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Geek Charming (2011)
To win a school popularity contest, a high school diva permits a film club classmate to record her popular life, but the film starts documenting her decline instead.
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Dylan Shoenfield is the pink princess of the upscale Woodlands Academy. She has the coolest boyfriend, the most popular friends, and a brand-new it bag that everyone covets, but when she accidentally tosses her Serge Sanchez bag into a fountain, this princess comes face-to-face with her own personal frog - self-professed film geek Josh Rosen. In return for rescuing Dylan's bag, Josh convinces Dylan to let him film her for his documentary on high school popularity. Reluctantly, Dylan lets F-list Josh into her A-list world, and is shocked to realize that sometimes nerds can be pretty cool. But when Dylan's so-called prince charming of a boyfriend dumps her flat, her life and her social status comes to a crashing halt. Can Dylan win the Woodlands Academy Spring Formal Blossom Queen crown? Can Josh win the Woodlands Academy 5th Annual Film Festival? Can Dylan, with Josh's help, pull the pieces together to create her own happily-ever-after?
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Reviewed byA_Different_DrummerVote: 9/10/10
I know it's hard for me to break away from the habit of associating theclassic MTV cartoon with other movies and TV shows, and it seems like astretch to associate it with a Disney Channel made-for-TV movie. Butthe fact remains that in the episode "Monster" Daria and Jane do toQuinn what Josh Rosen does to Dylan Schofield, and finds there's moreto their respected subjects than meets the eye.
Matt Porkrop plays Josh Rosen, the head of a high school film club. Theclub's membership includes and is evidently limited to Jimmy Bellinger,The Troop's David Del Rio, and Kayce Rohl, who plays a girl with acrush on Josh. And of course, there's Modern Family's Sarah Hyland whoplays Dylan Schofield, the high school queen bee who is determined tobecome "Blossom Queen," and will do whatever it takes to earn thattitle. This queen bee is no Regina George or Heather Duke, though.She's not even a Sandi Griffin or Quinn Morgendorffer. Yes, she's adiva, but she's hardly a total bitch. Early on, we learn that her questto be blossom queen is an effort to forge a connection to her motherwho died when she was a little kid, and was herself a blossom queen inthe 1980's.
So where's the Daria connection? Well, Josh decides to enter a studentfilm festival and the subject of his movie is Miss Schoefield, the richpopular girl who seems to get everything she wants in life, with theemphasis on "seems." During the making of the movie, her desire tomaintain that stuck-up persona of hers slowly erodes, and her trueintellectual colors begin to show. At the same time, the would-beblossom queen takes advantage of the head film-geek's deep-seateddesire to be popular, and actually makes it work. Everybody sees thatthey're falling for each other, no matter how much they both try todeny it. His mother, her father, his friends, her friends, the girl hewants, her idiot jock trophy boyfriend, and quite possibly his teacher.
Unfortunately, there have been some fans of the book who complain aboutelements that were left out. I've heard the same complaints about movieadaptations of "How My Private, Personal Journal Became a Bestseller,""Holes," "Ella Enchanted," "Maniac Magee," and "The Power of One,"among others. And I've never invalidated their grievances, but if theirgoal is to get people interested in the books these movies originatedfrom, it could actually work for me. One also can't deny that thechemistry between real-life boyfriend and girlfriend Porkrop & Hylandworks well on screen. And you know that since this is a DCOM, thingswill work out for the two main characters one way or another. So maybeit doesn't meet the standards of the book, but as a DCOM it's clearlyabove average.
You would think people would make less films displaying American highschool stereotypes by 2011 already, but no, there are still hundredsand thousands of them coming out every year and this is one of them.I'd watch this when I'm really bored because it does have its fun,emotional and touching parts like good movies. But overall, it's justtoo normal, too unoriginal, and the message that they are sendingacross is basically grouping high school kids into bunches withstereotypical labels, it makes the "geek" kids feel inferior, andworthless and that they can only be cool and accepted when they hangout with the popular kids. So the movie does end in kind of asemi-positive way but it still doesn't set the message straight. Anywayto sum it up, its too clichéd and too unoriginal and just like mostother movies about American high schools out there.