735. John Tucker Must Die

Background info

Title: John Tucker Must Die
Director: Betty Thomas
Year: 2006
Run time: 1hr 29m

“When three gorgeous gals discover they’ve all been duped by smooth-talking stud John Tucker (Jesse Metcalfe), they hatch a devious revenge scheme to turn the tables on him. Now Tucker is going to have to change his ways…or the school jock will soon become the class joke! Can the tantalizing teen trio turn this “serial dater” into a one-woman man? Find out in the hit movie that proves revenge isn’t just sweet, it’s hysterically funny.”

Live blog

2:25 – She has impressive plaiting skills.
4:48 – “Please tell me I did not just curtsey.”
5:05 – What kind of school has a TV station?
10:21 – Ball games can be so dangerous.
12:46 – The Other Tucker.
14:59 – Bring It On reference, yay!
21:00 – Eek, STD ads are so mean. Just like Joey, too.
22:26 – “I have my to do list, my goals list, my contingency list, my observations, my notions. Which, of course, are very different because observations require a topic sentence and notions do not.”
26:25 – Wait, is there no teacher in the science lab with all the chemicals and bunson burners and stuff?
33:11 – Aww, I liked her hair curly wurly.
37:54 – “I could maybe let you know about that show.” Great invite.
40:46 – She listens to obscure podcasts! I wonder which ones.
54:35 – When there’s no word to describe your mood, it’s a little bit *wavy hand*
1:03:14 – Chemistry jokes.
1:10:14 – “Your butt is my screensaver.”
1:23:09 – Oh no, food fight!

Conclusions

This ended up being a lot better than I thought it was going to be – was after something slightly mindless just to chill out to, and it delivered that in spades. It wasn’t as good as some of the more classic teen rom-coms, but it was still totally watchable and entertaining.

Love seeing young Brittany Snow, as well, who I only know from Pitch Perfect but really like!

Rating: 3/5.

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