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.
Comedy / Drama
Comedy / Drama
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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