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Not Another Teen Movie


Super-jock Jake Wyler makes a bet with his buddies that he can turn the school frump into a prom queen.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

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common sense

PAUSE for kids age 16
1 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Positive role models
0 out of 5
5 out of 5
3 out of 5

Teenage Wasteland -- strictly for older teens.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this film is not for children. The movie contains full frontal female nudity, repeated references to sexual scenarios involving defecation, a storyline in which three teen boys plot "to get laid," and an alcoholic father who urges his teen daughter to commit incest. There are also several references to marijuana, as well as underage drinking, some scenes of comic violence, and lots of strong language (including "f--k" and "s--t").

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about whether the film is trying to make a particular point about teenage sexuality in the midst of all its spoofiness. Is there any kind of message to take away here?
  • How does the film establish Janey as "the nice ugly girl" vs.Priscilla as "the pretty bitch"? Why is the female foreign exchangestudent portrayed as a nave sexpot? Does the film have any positive female characters?
  • How is seekingsex established as being appropriate for the male characters butinappropriate for the female characters?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: A breath of fresh, frisky air, even if it does hinge on cliches.

- Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle, Friday, December 14, 2001

Rotten: Crass, misogynistic, homophobic and racist, it lacks finesse, originality and humor.

- Christy Lemire, Associated Press, Friday, December 14, 2001


- David Ansen, Newsweek, Monday, April 7, 2008

Audience Reviews

3 stars

The art of making a clever spoof movie is definitely of the past. Not Another Teen Movie was right on the edge of being clever and fresh without getting there completely. It's still pretty funny and the mediocre cast does well, looking convincing in their spoof roles. The script is above average for a spoof.

- Chiefilms, Sunday, March 28, 2010

3 stars

Usually I dont like newer parody movies cauz there trying to hard to be funny but I enjoyed this 1

- dukeakasmudge, Thursday, October 29, 2009

3 stars

A lewd, crude, rude and a lot of nudity rather funny film. Not heard much about it, so I expected the worse.....but actually found myself laughing an awful lot! It's a great spoof mainly of She's all that, American Pie, Cruel Intentions and Pretty in Pink. Featuring a great cameo from Molly Ringwald, Lindsay Lohan from Mean girls and even Mr T! Along the way there are scenes aimed at Porky's, Grease, Risky Business, the list is endless. Every type of humour is here and if you know the mentioned films well you could like it. Not a bad DVD with a quiz on teen movies, Music videos, Making of as well. Overall a fun package and even a lot of females on my friend list liked it to my surprise!

- Deano78, Monday, October 19, 2009