Not Another Teen Movie is a 2001 American parody film directed by Joel Gallen and written by Mike Bender, Adam Jay Epstein, Andrew Jacobson, Phil Beauman, and Buddy Johnson. It features an ensemble cast including Chyler Leigh, Chris Evans, Jaime Pressly, Eric Christian Olsen, Eric Jungmann, Mia Kirshner, Deon Richmond, Cody McMains, Sam Huntington, Samm Levine, Cerina Vincent, Ron Lester, Randy Quaid, Lacey Chabert, Riley Smith and Samaire Armstrong. Released on December 14, 2001, by Columbia Pictures, the film is a parody of teen films. While the general plot is based on She's All That, as well as Varsity Blues, 10 Things I Hate About You, Can't Hardly Wait and Pretty in Pink, the film is also filled with allusions to teenage and college-age films from the 1980s and 1990s, such as Bring It On, American Pie, Cruel Intentions, American Beauty, Never Been Kissed, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Can't Buy Me Love, Jawbreaker, Sixteen Candles, Dazed and Confused, Lucas, Rudy, The Breakfast Club, Grease, and Road Trip.
Chyler Leigh as Janey Briggs ("The Pretty Ugly Girl"), mainly based on the characters Laney Boggs (played by Rachael Leigh Cook) from She's All That, Katerina Stratford (played by Julia Stiles) from 10 Things I Hate About You, and Andie Walsh (played by Molly Ringwald) from Pretty in Pink.
Chris Evans as Jake Wyler ("The Popular Jock"), mainly based on the characters Zack Siler (played by Freddie Prinze Jr.) from She's All That and Jonathan Moxon (played by James Van Der Beek) from Varsity Blues.
Jaime Pressly as Priscilla ("The Nasty Cheerleader"), mainly based on Taylor Vaughan (Jodi Lyn O'Keefe) from She's All That, Big Red (Lindsay Sloane) and Torrance (Kirsten Dunst) from Bring It On, and Angela Hayes (Mena Suvari) from American Beauty.
Eric Christian Olsen as Austin ("The Cocky Blond Guy"), mainly based on Dean Sampson, Jr. (Paul Walker) from She's All That and Steff McKee (James Spader) from Pretty in Pink.
Mia Kirshner as Catherine Wyler ("The Cruelest Girl") mainly based on Kathryn Merteuil (Sarah Michelle Gellar) from Cruel Intentions and Mackenzie Siler (Anna Paquin) from She's All That.
Eric Jungmann as Ricky Lipman ("The Obsessed Best Friend"), mainly based on Duckie Dale (Jon Cryer) from Pretty in Pink.
Ron Lester as Reggie Ray ("The Stupid Fat Guy"), mainly based on Billy Bob (also played by Lester) from Varsity Blues.
Cody McMains as Mitch Briggs ("The Desperate Virgin"), mainly based on Kevin Myers (Thomas Ian Nicholas) from American Pie, Preston Meyers (Ethan Embry) from Can't Hardly Wait and Simon Boggs (Kieran Culkin) from She's All That, as well as John Bender (Judd Nelson) from The Breakfast Club.
Sam Huntington as Ox ("The Sensitive Guy"), mainly based on Oz (Chris Klein) from American Pie.
Samm Levine as Bruce ("The Wannabe"), mainly based on Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) from The Karate Kid, Jim Levenstein (Jason Biggs) from American Pie and Kenny Fisher (Seth Green) from Can't Hardly Wait.
Lacey Chabert as Amanda Becker ("The Perfect Girl"), mainly based on Amanda Beckett (Jennifer Love Hewitt) from Can't Hardly Wait.
Cerina Vincent as Areola ("The Foreign Exchange Student"), mainly based on Nadia (Shannon Elizabeth) from American Pie.
Riley Smith as Les ("The Beautiful Weirdo"), mainly based on Ricky Fitts (Wes Bentley) from American Beauty.
Julie Welch as Mrs. Wyler
Samaire Armstrong as Kara Fratelli
Nectar Rose as Sara Fratelli
Ed Lauter as The Coach, mainly based on Coach Bud Kilmer (Jon Voight) from Varsity Blues.
Randy Quaid as Mr. Briggs, mainly based on Jack Walsh (Harry Dean Stanton) from Pretty in Pink.
Joanna Garcia as Sandy Sue, ("The New Girl in School"), mainly based on Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) from Grease.
Beverly Polcyn as Sadie Agatha Johnson, mainly based on Josie Geller (Drew Barrymore) from Never Been Kissed.
Rob Benedict as Preston Wasserstein, mainly based on Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) from Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
Patrick St. Esprit as Austin's father
Josh Radnor as Tour Guide
Paul Goebel as The Chef Who Ejaculated Into Mitch's French Toast
George Wyner as Principal Cornish
Jon Benjamin as Trainer
;Cameos Many stars of teen films, as well as those from the 1980s, make credited and uncredited appearances. These include:
Molly Ringwald as "The Rude, Hot Flight Attendant"; Ringwald starred in many '80s teen films, most significantly Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club.
Mr. T as "The Wise Janitor"; The A-Team s opening sequence music is playing at the end of his speech.
Kyle Cease as "The Slow Clap Guy"; Cease himself played Bogey Lowenstein in 10 Things I Hate About You.
Melissa Joan Hart (uncredited) as "Slow Clapper's Instructor"; Hart can also be seen in Can't Hardly Wait and Drive Me Crazy. The commentator at the football game praises Hart and Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
Lyman Ward as Mr. Wyler; Ward played Ferris Bueller's father in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
Paul Gleason as Richard "Dick" Vernon; Gleason reprises his role as Vernon from The Breakfast Club.
Sean Patrick Thomas as "The Other Token Black Guy"; Thomas appeared in Can't Hardly Wait, Cruel Intentions and Save the Last Dance.
Good Charlotte as the band playing at the prom.
My Bodyguard (1980)
Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
Risky Business (1983)
The Karate Kid (1984)
Sixteen Candles (1984)
Better Off Dead (1985)
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Just One of the Guys (1985)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Pretty in Pink (1986)
Can't Buy Me Love (1987)
Three O'Clock High (1987)
License to Drive (1988)
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Can't Hardly Wait (1998)
The Faculty (1998)
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
American Beauty (1999)
American Pie (1999)
Cruel Intentions (1999)
Detroit Rock City (1999)
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999)
Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)
Never Been Kissed (1999)
She's All That (1999)
Varsity Blues (1999)
Almost Famous (2000)
Bring It On (2000)
Dude, Where's My Car? (2000)
Road Trip (2000)
Save the Last Dance (2001)
The film opened at third place at the US box office taking $12,615,116 in its opening weekend behind Vanilla Sky s opening weekend and Ocean's Eleven s second weekend. At the end of its run, the film had grossed $38,252,284 domestically and $28,216,048 overseas for a worldwide total of $66,468,332.
The film received generally negative reviews from critics. Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a score of 28% based on 96 reviews, with an average rating of 4/10. The site's consensus states: "NATM has some funny moments, but the movie requires the audience to have familiarity with the movies being spoofed and a tolerance for toilet and sexual humor to be truly effective." Metacritic gave the film a score of 32/100 based on reviews from 22 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews". Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film two stars out of a possible four, and admitted to laughing a few times but not as much as he did for American Pie or Scary Movie. Ebert also criticized the scatological humor. He urged audiences to not waste their time on the film, when in the month of December 2001 there were "21 other promising films" to choose from. Robin Rauzi of the Los Angeles Times called it "a 90-minute exercise in redefining the word 'gratuitous'" and suggested it is most likely to appeal to fourteen-year-olds â€“ "who of course are not supposed to be seeing this R-rated movie". Dennis Harvey of Variety criticized the film for its "overall tendency to mistake mere bad taste for outrageousness, and plain referentiality for satire" but praised Evans, Pressly, and Olsen for giving performances better than the material. He noted that the film follows the model of Scary Movie but lacked the comic finesse of Anna Faris. Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle called the film "a crass act" and pointed out the futility of trying to parody films that are already absurd. LaSalle complained that the film too closely copies She's All That, calling it "pathetic" that Not Another Teen Movie is just another formulaic teen movie.
The soundtrack for the film was released by Maverick Records and features metal, punk and rock artists from the 1990s and 2000s, mostly covering new wave songs from the 1980s, as well as "Prom Tonight", an original track and parody of Grease.
"Tainted Love" (Gloria Jones) â€“ Marilyn Manson
"Never Let Me Down Again" (Depeche Mode) â€“ The Smashing Pumpkins
"Blue Monday" (New Order) â€“ Orgy
"The Metro" (Berlin) â€“ System of a Down
"But Not Tonight" (Depeche Mode) â€“ Scott Weiland
"Message of Love" (The Pretenders) â€“ Saliva
"Bizarre Love Triangle" (New Order) â€“ Stabbing Westward
"99 Red Balloons" (Nena) â€“ Goldfinger
"I Melt with You" (Modern English) â€“ Mest
"If You Leave" (OMD) â€“ Good Charlotte
"Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want" (The Smiths) â€“ Muse
A cover of the song "Take On Me" by the band Lifer was recorded for the soundtrack, but never released.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoH0XiPwJBQ&t=510s
Scary Movie (film series)
Date Movie (2006)
Epic Movie (2007)
Meet the Spartans (2008)
Disaster Movie (2008)
Vampires Suck (2010)
The Starving Games (2013)
Best Night Ever (2013)
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