The irreverent Columbia Pictures comedy Not Another Teen Movie shows no mercy as it skewers the conventions and clichÃ©s of the genre you hate to love. Join Janey Briggs, an aspiring artist who is outcast by her classmates for wearing glasses, a ponytail and paint-covered overalls; and Jake Wyler, the all-American football star who makes a foolish bet to turn Janey into prom queen, in a risquÃ© romp with an assortment of twisted takes on classic teen characters and teen movies.
Not a good movie, either, exactly, but a raunchy, shameless and occasionally clever spoof of the adolescent comedies of the last 20 years, from "Risky Business" to "American Pie." Every cliche and stock character is mercilessly lampooned, and the soundtrack and wardrobes make you wonder what decade it is, and when it will ever end. – A. O. Scott
2001-12-14 | A. O. Scott | Read the New York Times Review of Not Another Teen Movie