The 'Not Another...' and '...Movie' franchises have just about been milked to death recently, as it has attempted to parody everything from Superhero films to Date movies. Both series follow the same pattern, lampooning more popular movies with a selection of gross-out gags and pratfalls. However, nowadays people may have forgotten that 'Not Another Teen Movie' was one of those rarities which actually worked.If you grew up in the nineties (like me), or just generally watch a lot of teenage 'rom-coms' then you'll probably be able to tell which films 'Not Another Teen Movie' is poking fun at. But, the best thing about it, is that the jokes are actually funny.The film is loosely tied together with a story about a popular boy trying to make an unpopular girl popular, but you can almost consider it a sketch show. Therefore some scenes work and others don't, but more do than don't.If you're as sick as the clichés used in teenage romance movies then you'll appreciate seeing them ridiculed here, or if you just fancy some daft, gross fun, then this could also be for you.http://thewrongtreemoviereviews.blogspot.co.uk/
It's a parody of all the teen movies with some great insightful jokes. Janey Briggs (Chyler Leigh) is a plain unpopular girl who is the subject of a bet by the popular guy Jake Wyler (Chris Evans) as a send up to 'She's All That'. It also parodies every other teen movies as well.I just can't figure who would like this movie as I do. Basically you have to watch every teen movie. How many people remember 'Lucas'? You have to watch them all, and willing to laugh at them. It seems like a small group of moviefiles who can understand all the jokes.The best and most insightful gag has to be the transformation of Janey. After that big hit, the movie rambles on a bit with the big game and the rest. The last half just flails around a bit. I just wish they had more gags to fill the prom with.
I like a good spoof, but dear heavens, there have been some very poor ones in recent years. So I am pleased to report that this is one of the better ones. And there is a very good reason for this - most of the jokes are actually funny. It's amazing how much of a difference that makes in a comedy.if you have ever seen a teen movie (and, if you haven't, why are you watching this?) then the "plot" is going to hold few surprises. In fact, calling it a plot is stretching things: it simply links together a series of variations on episodes from assorted teen movies, the main one of which is the transformation of the geek girl from She's All That.As well as the young cast, there are some seasoned players here, and they're not all slumming.This was quite good fun.
This movie is the first parody made off comedy movies. This movie was released maybe a year after a classic parody, Scary Movie. The only thing is I couldn't tell which movies. I only saw the American Pie and Breakfast Club parodies. Even so, this movie wasn't as funny as I expected it to be. I did have a few laughs, but not a lot.This film is basically about a high school jock who made a bet to turn an ugly girl into a prom queen nominee.One character I was really annoyed with was that girl's brother. I wanted to punch him in the face because it looked so appealing to do so. He was really annoying.Overall, this is an okay spoof. The Scary Movie quadrilogy is much better though. I would see those first. I rate this film 6/10.