“ Genre: Comedy / Theatrical Release: 2006 / Suitable for 12 years and over / Director: Betty Thomas / Actors: Jesse Metcalfe, Sophia Bush, Arielle Kebbel, Ashanti, Brittany Snow ... / DVD released 2007-02-12 at 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment / Features of the DVD: Anamorphic, PAL „
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This is another film I had wanted to see for ages but had never actually got round to watching it. However last night it was on TV so I decided to give it a go. This is a film only review.
Kate has just began a new school, she is trying her hardest to settle in when she comes across John Tucker. John is in the basketball team and is very popular. Too popular it seems as Kate discovers he is infact dating three girls at once. Kate realises she must tell the girls and when she does it's fair to say they aren't very happy...
The title of the film really grabs your attention but it does seem a bit over the top because the girls don't want John dead they just want him to pay for what he has done.
I loved the character of Kate. She was very down to earth and seemed like a really nice girl. The three girls she becomes friends with, Carrie, Heather and Beth are all really individual and completely different which makes their alliance unlikely but they form a strong bond.
I thought the plot of the film was interesting and although some parts were predictable it was fun to watch. It had a really good pace to the film and whilst I was never left bored I didn't feel as though everything was happening too quickly either.
The ending was done well and all loose ends were tied up. The film reminded me a great deal of Mean Girls so if you enjoyed that then it's more than likely you will enjoy this too.
The film was released in 2006.
It runs for 89 minutes.
It is rated a 12.
It stars Jesse Metcalfe, Brittany Snow, Ashanti, Arielle Kebbel and Sophia Bush.
A strong teen film, a laid back and funny watch.
John Tucker Must Die is a teen comedy released in 2006 starring Jesse Metcalfe, Brittany Snow, Ashanti, Arielle Kebbel, Sophia Bush, Penn Badgeley and Jenny McCarthy.
John Tucker is the most popular boy in high school who's a serial dater and heart-breaker. He goes one step too far when 3 of the girls he's dating at the same time find out about each other and get into a squabble when they realise he's been cheating on them with each other and their discovery lands them in detention along with the new girl who tries to calm them down. Kate is the new girl who hasn't any real experience with boys. Kate's mother Lori's history of poor relationships has meant that they keep moving and Kate resents this, in her part time job as a waitress she witnesses John Tucker in action. The girls all cook up a plan to get John Tucker to fall in love with the "mysterious" new girl Kate so she can break his heart. What they don't account for is that Kate gets on really well with John Tucker's brother Scott (a.k.a. The Other Tucker) who's her lab partner in chemistry and he's not impressed with her behaviour.
Does Kate manage to get John Tucker to fall for her? And if so, at what risk to her own feelings and reputation?
John Tucker Must Die is one of those films probably aimed at a female teenage and 20 something demographic who like a bit of a comedy and romance and good looking stars to boot. I wasn't expecting to enjoy this film really as I didn't think I was part of the target audience. Jesse Metcalfe I had previously seen in Desperate Housewives some time ago as the gardener who had a fling with Gaby Solis - he hadn't made much of an impact on me in that show but I appreciate he's a teenage heart-throb to many. Ashanti I had vaguely heard of her as a singer and caught her as a guest star in an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Then there's Penn Badgeley of Dan "Lonely Boy" Humphrey in Gossip Girl who I felt played a similar character in John Tucker Must Die (here's hoping he doesn't get typecast in this type of role). Jenny McCarthy for those who don't know is a an ex nude model for Playboy who had a short lived TV show called Jenny in the late 90s and has appeared as a guest star in shows such as Charmed, Two and a Half Men, My Name is Earl and Chuck.
Ok let's talk about the story line of John Tucker Must Die. I thought it was rather an interesting premise in some ways - trying to make someone fall in love with their idea of the perfect woman, only to get said perfect woman to dump him once he's in love to teach him a lesson. As a supposedly mature adult, it's not something I would condone as people get together and break up all the time. If you're gullible enough to date a guy who is quite obviously dating pretty much anyone who takes his fancy you should be tough enough to accept the consequences. Why do teenage girls fall for guys this shallow? Well, it's life and that's how it is. What the writers have done here is make an amusing story with a moral behind it that you shouldn't lie to people you care about and shouldn't hurt people emotionally either. It works. I found John Tucker Must Die a rather endearing film and have to admit to a few laugh out loud moments; one of these is certainly when Kate tricks John Tucker into wearing a girl's hot red thong and sneak into her bedroom at an away game, except it's not his bedroom but that of a rather stern female teacher, who drags him out into the corridor by the ear for all of his fellow students to see in the middle of the night. Tucker manages to turn this to his advantage much to the girls' dismay in quite an amusing manner. Jesse Metcalfe did a fair turn in his role, although he's almost too much of a pretty boy to be wholly credible. He's a hard character to dislike in spite of his promiscuous ways and even when he boats to his fellow classmates about his antics, you can see it's obviously locker room talk (which the girls clearly don't get in the film).
Brittany Show was a good choice for the role although she's so cute and pretty that it's hard to buy that her character had never had a boyfriend before. She has a strained relationship with her on screen mother which is probably the reason she's not confident with boys. As an aside, as the mother Jenny McCarthy wasn't at all credible as the mother in the film - she was even nominated for a Razzie award for Worst Supporting Actress in 2007! Show had credible chemistry with Jesse Metcalfe and Penn Badgeley and I imagine I may have been in the minority with who I was hoping she'd get together with at the end of the film. Talking of the end of the film, it was fairly predictable but this didn't mar my enjoyment overall.
Ashanti, Arielle Kebbel and Sophia Bush as the three students who enlist Kate to help teach John Tucker a lesson were decent enough in their roles but I imagine they could have been played just as well (or better) than any number of actresses in the same age range. Quite surprisingly though Sophia Bush won a couple of Teen Choice Awards in 2007 for her role.
John Tucker Must Die is an easy to watch film with a few good laughs along the way. I'm happy to give it a decent 4 out of 5 stars and wouldn't be averse to watching it again in the future when it pops up on TV.
Starring: Jesse Metcalfe, Brittany Snow, Ashanti, Arielle Kebbel, Sophia Bush, Penn Badgeley, Jenny McCarthy
Director: Betty Thomas
Producer: Bob Cooper/Michael Birnbaum
Release date: July 2006
Duration: 90 minutes
John Tucker is the high school hottie who dates multiple girls, telling them that their relationships have to be kept secret as his dad won't let him date during basketball season. His luck runs out one day when the girls find out what he's been up to. With the help of new girl Kate they transpire to take John Tucker down, employing the motto 'don't get mad, get even'.
John is played by Jesse Metcalfe (Gaby's gardener form Desperate Housewives). Kate is Britanny Snow and the scorned girlfriends are Ashanti, Sophia Bush and Arielle Kebble. Gossip Girl's Penn Badgley plays John's overlooked brother.
I enjoyed this film, it's a bit of light hearted fun aimed at the teen market and I would say it is in the same genre as Mean Girls, Clueless, etc. However I don't like it as much as those two and it's not something I would really be too fussed about watching again in a hurry. This is certainly another one for the ladies, the sort of thing my friends and I would watch at teenage sleepovers.
I wasn't fussed either way about the soundtrack, I think a lot of the songs may have been popular in America but lesser known in the Uk. The only ones I recognised were Dirty Little Secret by The All American Rejects and Time After Time by Quietdrive.
Released in: 2006
Running Time: 89mins
Age Certificate: 12A
Available for: £3.76 (Amazon 15/07/12)
I think this has to be a classic teen film now, just about everyone that I know has seen it as it is really quite popular! I got it quite a few years ago and have just rewatched it now, not sure if it is quite as good upon numerous viewings.
At the start of the movie, Kate and her mother Lori have just moved to a new town. Kate doesn't make much effort with making friends because she knows any that she does make will just be short lived and she has become pretty used to that; her mother gets in relationships with bad guys and when they dump her she packs up and moves towns. However, this town is different. Kate realises that the popular boy in school is dating 3 girls at once, all from different cliques so that they don't realise. She confronts them with this information when they all meet together, and they decide to take him down. The plan is to make him fall for Kate and then expose him when he is most vulnerable, but will it really work like that?
I really enjoyed this film when I first saw it, I watched it with my friends and it was a good girly film that didn't require a lot of attention. Therefore its not really for everyone as some people prefer more intellectual films where you actually need to engage properly with the film to realise what's going on! It has some good laughs in it, and while it is a good teen film it isn't really inappropriate since there isn't any sex just hints of it. I really liked the trio of girls, played by Arielle Kebbel, Ashanti and Sophia Bush (who I recognise from One Tree Hill) but I didn't think that Kate played by Brittany Snow was as good as these 3 since they had a lot more chemistry with the lead than her. John Tucker was also definitely a plus, Jesse Metcalfe brought some great eye candy to the film!
John Tucker is what you'd call a ladies man. He's Captain of the school's basket ball team, pretty good lookin', and knows the ladies like him as well, and boy does he use that to his advantage. Unfortunately for him, 3 of his girlfriends are about to learn the existance of each other, and it's not going to be pretty. Once they realise they've been played by John, Carrie, Heather and Beth all decide they need to get revenge on John Tucker once and for all and hurt and humilate him like he has done to each of them. Enter Kate, a new student who feels she doesn't fit in anywhere. The girls quickly adopt her as their own and mould into something John Tucker will fall in love only with the intention of dumping him when he does. Nice huh? But of course, things don't always go to plan in love and war...
This isn't a movie I would intentionally go out of my way to watch, but I was up and couldn't sleep one cold evening and was flicking through the television when this movie was just beginning. I didn't have anything better to do so I thought I would give it a watch to see what it was all about. After all, who doesn't remember those annoying "John. Tucker. Must. Die" adverts all over the telly a few years ago? Jesse Metcalfe isn't an actor who has been on my radar very much (I don't watch Desperate Housewives) and I didn't really know any of the actresses aside from singer Ashanti very well either so didn't have much expectation of this film other than it being a bit of fluff really!
I have to say that none of the performances particularly stood out to me if I am honest. Metcalfe as John Tucker himself was what you would expect - cocky, silly, trying too hard to be "suave" but still pretty watchable. He's certainly not going to win any awards for his performance, he lacks the emotion really needed but ends up in some pretty embarrassing situations through the film so you can't blame him for being a bit wooden perhaps. Ashanti shows us why she is a singer rather than full time actress with a cringey over the top performance that really did nothing for me, and the same goes for Jenny McCarthy who plays Lori, Kate's "hot" mother that all the guys love yet don't want to stay with. Nothing special, and probably only there as eye candy for the boys who are forced to watch this.
Brittany Snow as our main lead female Kate was pretty good. She seemed quite sassy and fresh throughout the film, and she didn't seem to conform to the usual teen lacklustre performances we often see in these movies. I felt her Kate was believable, and was a good contrast to cocky John who I really hated! Sophia Bush as dedicated vegan Beth was also very good, she had an attitude to her which was good and I really enjoyed her performance. She also had a good chemistry with Snow, whereas I felt Ashanti struggled to connect with any of the other female actresses on the show, preferring to make every scene about her.
The movie felt a little slow to me too. Yes, there were some incidents that the girls tried to thrust upon poor unsuspecting (if slightly dim) John but of course, they kept backfiring which led to them to just do more and more to him. The bits between these supposedly "funny" stunts seemed a little dull and literally seemed to do the job of being a filler between the humourous parts. I felt myself getting bored in parts and I wasn't that impressed overall if I am honest. It does nothing to disperse the stereotypical views we have of American high school, in fact it does everything to confirm them and seems proud of that fact. Hot guy gets lots of girls, girls don't like but still fall head over heels in love, and the ending is even worse. It certainly doesn't promote a healthy female/male relationship to young girls who would love this film, and I wasn't blown away by it!
Directed by Betty Thomas.
Written by Jeff Lowell.
Running Time: 89 minutes.
Jesse Metcalfe ... John Tucker
Brittany Snow ... Kate
Ashanti ... Heather
Sophia Bush ... Beth
Arielle Kebbel ... Carrie
Penn Badgley ... Scott
Jenny McCarthy ... Lori
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John Tucker Must Die is a film released in 2006, and is mostly a teenage chick flick, so if you can not stand these types of movies, I recommend you don't bother watching it, as you more than likely won't enjoy watching it. The film can be bought on Amazon.co.uk and is rated a 12, due to some sexual references and swearing.
The basis of this film is John Tucker (Jesse Metcalfe) is the star of the high school basketball team (makes a change from football I guess!) and is dating The Head Cheerleader, The Brainy Hot Girl and the Animal Actavist, but managing to keep them all a secret by telling the girls he is not allowed to date during basketball season, so no one is allowed to know they are dating. He seems to have played this game on most of the girls in school, and practically every girl in school is drooling after him. The new girl (there always is one isn't there!) Kate is soon taken in by the three girlfriends of John, after he is found out by them, and they plan to use Kate as their way of getting revenge with John Tucker.
Will their plans work? Will John Tucker get what is coming to him? Does anyone really care? Maybe not. As I said before, this film really is a teenage chick flick, which is not all that bad, but it is quite cheesy in places, with some funny moments, but it is not one you will laugh at a lot, unless you are a teenage girl. A lot of the movie is quite predictable, an in places, quite lame. Some of the jokes and situations will make you laugh, but this is a film I probably won't watch again any time soon.
If you like your chick flicks or tacky teenage dramas (cos thats when life sucks the most!) than go ahead and watch this film, you will probably enjoy this, but I don't think any one else will find it a good film, so I only give this a 3 out of 5. The acting is pretty good, Jesse Metcalfe is a pretty good actor anyway, but he does need to move away from the pretty boy role I think. The rest of the crew is pretty unknown, to me anyway, but they all seem to do a good job.
John Tucker has it all, he is the star of the school basketball team, popular, has good looks and has the girl. But not just one girl he has three, He tells the girls that his father won't let him date during basketball season and they must keep their relationship a secret.
Each girl is from a different Clique, we have Heather (Ashanti) who is the head cheerleader, Beth (Sophia Bush) who is the hippy/vegan and Carrie (Arielle Jebbel) who is the clever one who is in charge of the schools television channel. This means that they are not likely to know or even talk to each other so they won't find out.
During a PE lesson all three are put together in a group with the new girl Kate (Brittany Snow) where they all find out that they have been dating the same guy, this ends in a fight and they all end up in detention together.
When john finds out that they all know he decides to dump them all, the girls aren't happy about this and decide that they want revenge and they enlist the help of the new girl Kate. They group together and try to make Kate as appealing to John as they can, with things like inviting her to join the schools cheerleading team and educating her in the ways of John Tucker.
Among the group a friendship starts to blossom, but can Kate manage to attract John Tucker and will she manage to break his heart as a way of revenge and publicly humiliate him, or will she fall for his charms?
I originally bought this movie because I love Sophia Bush in One tree hill, and was interested in seeing her in a film rather than a TV series. I did enjoy her character but found that her character in this film was quite similar to her character on One tree hill and didn't see much growth from her as an actress.
You can tell that this is a movie for teens especially with the amount of times that Jesse Metcalfe takes his clothes off, he is the typical teen idol. but for me he didn't really do it, i just felt it was a ploy so you wouldn't have to look at his wooden face all the time. I really enjoyed watching Penn Badgley who plays John Tuckers brother, I feel that he should have been given more on screen time as he interested me as a character and was better to look at!
I did enjoy this film even though it is one of those films which doesn't prove much for the mind, but it is one of those really cheesy girly films which are always fun to pull out every now and again.
John Tucker: Jesse Metcalfe
Kate: Brittany Snow
Beth: Sophia Bush
Carrie: Arielle Kebbel
The whole film can really be summed up in one sentence; John Tucker is a cheat, and the three girls that he's dating decide to get revenge. It's pretty much as simple as that. They enlist the help of the new girl in order to get revenge on their cheating boyfriend by publicly humiliating him, but he ends up falling in love with her. Is he just faking it? Or is it real this time?
Firstly, acting; it is really bad. Jesse Metcalfe was quite good in Freaky Friday, so I figured this would be the same. I don't think so. He is very 'wooden' in the sense that he can't do facial expressions. I noticed quite a few times when his face just didn't match his voice; for example, he sounds hurt but he doesn't look it. Now maybe that's just me picking faults with it, but after watching films with great actors, this is definitely very mediocre. The girls aren't too bad; although Sophia Bush was the best actress out of the four. Her little witty lines made her seem like the ultimate ex-girlfriend; definitely one who wants to get revenge and hates pretty much everything. Although the acting wasn't as bad as something you'd see in a high-school play, it was pretty bad; hopefully you can look past that though if you want to see this film.
The storyline is good; not really unique since there are lots of this type of film out. Mean Girls is quite similar to this film; but the idea of actually getting revenge on the cheat is quite new(ish). It's easy to follow; but it's obvious that it's been made for teens, so it may not be for those who are more mature. It's got some comedy in it; there are bits that make you laugh, but the overall feel of the story is okay, nothing special.
I would recommend this to girly teens, as it is mostly for them, but if you like that sort of thing then you should go for it. It's currently on sale at £4.85 on Amazon, but I got it for £3 from Asda.
John Tucker Must Die
I rarely watch a film the whole through if I don't enjoy it so there must have been something about the predictability of this film that I enjoyed, although I am yet to discover which part of this 90 minute disaster kept me until the end.
The film is as you may be able to tell from the incredibly vague (sarcastic) title is an American Teen flick about a young guy called John Tucker who has managed to work his way through a large majority of his school's girls. Three of them discover that (shock horror) he is a player, and they work along with another girl to bring John Tucker down, at first by humiliating him in front of his peers to jeopardise his popularity, but when this fails they work together to manipulate him into falling in love with the quieter member of their group and they film and record their progress to ultimately bring him down in the end by 'breaking his heart'.
Jesse Metcalfe plays John Tucker, I Already dislike Jesse Metcalfe from the sleazy part that he played in Desperate Housewives and so I was not that impressed with watching him in a leading role. Although I do not completely disregard Jesse Metcalfe as an actor, this role of a dumb sports player suited him fine and although I do not want to judge him completely I found that he seemed to struggle even with this simple role which is most likely very similar to his own personality.
Brittany Snow plays Kate who is the innocent girl who gets coaxed into the plan to destroy John Tucker, her acting isn't as bad as Metcalfe's and although she pulls of a genuinely sweet and naïve character in which I can see the director was aiming to portray I could not help being annoyed most of the time by her chirpy and for want of a better word dumb character.
Ashanti plays Heather, as per usual Ashanti manages to pull off her character pretty well, she is one of my favourite people in the movie as she is one of the only cast members who seems to make an effort at genuine emotion, mainly attitude, and also manages to pull off a few comedy moments, however rare they are.
Sophia Bush is definitely an actress who I enjoy watching on screen although this role just furthers my suspicions that she is in fact only good for playing a pointless and shallow bitch. In John Tucker must die she manages to play Beth effortlessly but I cannot help but think that this is because she has played similar roles before and her role was pretty similar to he Brooke character in One Tree Hill.
Arielle Kebbel plays Carrie which is a pretty small part but again pretty disappointing, especially since after her performance in American Pies' Band Camp I would have expected her to take her character more lightly and maybe mix it up a bit with some comedy.
All of the characters were disappointing really, none of them have any depth and most of them are completely stereotypical however of course this is what we have come to expect from American Teen Movies.
This film is supposed to be a romantic comedy however I cannot remember any genuinely romantic moments, I can see where their could have been a few so I am assuming that the director failed with this.
I think that maybe if the writers had managed to come up with a tear jerking or amazingly romantic ending it would have completely turned the film around from floppy and shallow to cheesy and cute and I think that any of the films potential was ruined by either a low budget or a short deadline, as I cannot help but feel that this film flopped big time.
After watching this film I tried to imagine if it was something that I would enjoy as a 16 year old and I think that honestly even at 16 I would have seen straight through it and saw it for the predictable rubbish that it is. However, I still watched it and was surprisingly semi entertained by it, even if it was just a time passer. I would recommend this to teenagers and teenagers only although the film held small gems of amusement it was nothing to get my mind working and there were no classic comedy moments to bring its ratings up.
Films like this are what fuel spoofs like 'Not another teen movie' which completely rip apart the pointless and stereotyped teen films that are ten a penny nowadays, but I cannot help but thinking that this particular teen movie was completely disappointing and not even worth making into a 30 second spoof.
There are films out there which end up with far higher rating that have similar storylines and this is most likely because the director has made more effort and the cast have connected better. I do not recommend this film but if you have seen it then please let me know your feelings!
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John Tucker is the star of their high school's basketball team, and he's secretly dating three girls simultaneously. He has managed to get away with this by telling the girls that his dad won't let him date during basketball season.
The three girls do of course find out that they are being two timed and they, together with Kate, a lonely girl who has watched many of the dates at the restauarnt where she works, think up schemes to ruin his reputation.
The girls ultimate scheme is to make John Tucker fall in love with Kate and to then have her reject him publically at his birthday party.
Very early on in the film, you do know exactly how it will end. However, I don't see this as necessarily a bad thing, I like to watch non taxing drivel and that's what you get here.
I laughed out loud during the film a couple of times which can be no bad thing. But I was also irritated by parts of the film too. Kate is meant to be a lonely girl who feels invisible because she finds it hard to make friends because she is a little bit different. In actual fact, the character Kate is normal and also very pretty and not really the type of girl who would be ignored by her peers in my experience.
John Tucker, who is played by Jesse Metcalfe, finds several opportunities to take his top off. Don't get me wrong, I'm all up for seeing a pretty half naked bloke on my tv but in my opinion it does cheapen the film somewhat.
All in all though, it's a fairly enjoyable film if you are expecting a tacky teen romcom.
John Tucker is the ultimate heart-throb - gorgeous, popular and head of the basketball team. But he's also a complete player. He dates three girls at the same time, all from different cliques so they never find out. But when the latest set of girls he dumps find out they've all been going out with the same guy, they decide to band together in a bid to get revenge. They bring the new girl in school in on their plan and shape her into the perfect girl in the hope of making John fall for her. And once he does, humiliation and heart-break is what's in store for John Tucker.
~ Cast ~
John Tucker - Jesse Metcalfe
Kate - Brittany Snow
Heather - Ashanti
Beth - Sophia Bush
Carrie - Arielle Kebbel
I remember seeing this when it first came out at the cinema and really enjoying it so I was quite excited to watch it again when it premiered on TV over the weekend.
Jesse Metcalfe was the perfect pick to play the very gorgeous and popular stud of the school. He fits the bill to a tee and you can understand why so many girls end up getting their hearts broken by him. He plays the part with charm and sincerity when he's trying to pull a girl, but then acts like a typical crude guy in the locker room with his mates.
The main girls in the film were all excellent with all very different personalities - Heather is the pretty one and head cheerleader who, despite being heartbroken by John, still wants to be with him; Beth is the slutty one who is up for anything and will do anything to get revenge; and Carrie is the smart one who takes her talent to creating the perfect way to pay John back. All the girls take their own talents and teach them to the new girl in the school, Kate, who has no idea or experience of boys. Each actress played their roles very well and each girls had a very different personality and characteristics.
I have to admit that I do have a soft spot for Jesse Metcalfe, who played the gardener in Desperate Housewives, and Sophia Bush, Brooke from One Tree Hill, so I think any film with these two in I'd have enjoyed.
There are lots of laugh out loud moments throughout the film where the girls are getting revenge (or trying to) on John including making him cry in front of all his team mates and persuading him to wear a thong. The ending does become a little cheesy but that's only to be expected from a film like this.
This is a fairly young sort of film with typical high-school shenanigans and is really aimed at teenagers or young adults. I wouldn't recommend it to older adults who don't usually enjoy high-school age films. I told my mum I'd enjoyed it and she went to see it but had a completely different opinion saying it was very silly and too young.
This is a very fun and enjoyable film and one for both the girls, who will love seeing the girls getting revenge, and one for the guys, seeing them playing all the girls.
Running time: 89 minutes
Certificate rating: 12A
Director: Betty Thomas
Guess what I watched on TV last night, yep this was showing on C4 so I decided to give it a viewing, it is a romantic teen comedy and not too bad although the laughs are rather laboured and the humour a little predictable, the problem for this film is that there is nothing very original about the plot or the script.
Katie played by Brittany Snow is a girl who due to her mothers rather awful love life finds herself moving house very often which means that she never really forms any long term friendships and is a bit invisible. At her new school John Tucker is the alpha male, good looking, from ariuch family, all star basetball player, extremely popular and a total player when it comes to women, he has three of the most desirable girls in tow and deceives each one with a series of lies and the fact that they come from different social groups although to be honest this part of the plot is totally flawed.
Jesse Metcalfe plays John while his three soon to be jilted girlfriends are Carrie played by Arielle Kebbel, Heather played by Ashanti and Beth played by Sophia Bush. Kate identifies his two timing ways, recognising it from the men her mother dates and through a series of events the other girls come together to plot their revenge against him through a series of stunts that ultimately always back fire.
The film does have its funny moments but there are not enough of them and to be honest it is all a bit vacuous at times, none of the characters really shine through, they are all a bit plastic and predictable, this is the sort of film that will probably get made into a TV sitcom similar to Things I Hate About You and while it is not the worst teen rom com I have ever seen it is pretty average at best.
This film is great, it is so funny and really uplifting. Great for a lazy day! It is definitely a chick flick but can be watched and enjoyed by anyone.
John Tucker Must Die stars Jesse Metcalfe, Sophia Bush, Arielle Kebbel, Ashanti and Brittany Snow, It was released in 2006 and runs for 86 minutes.
The story line is that John is a high school basket ball player and is a serial womaniser who dates different girls at the same time: The activist vegan (Sophia Bush), the over achieving blonde journalist (Arielle Kebbel), and the cheerleading squad capitan (Ashanti). They all find out about each other and with the help on the new shy girl Kate (Brittany Snow) get revenge.
The girls combine their knowledge to transform in to John's dream girl so he will fall in love with her so she can break his heart...
John Tucker Must Die is a hilarious romantic comedy to be enjoyed by anyone. However, it is a bit cheesy in parts. I felt myself falling for John Tucker by the end. The actors and actresses play their parts really well. I went to the cinema to see this and bought it on dvd as soon as it was released. It is a fantastic film that you can watch over and over again, its great for having a lazy girly day.
John Tucker Must Die involves three angry ex-girlfriends. John Tucker (Jesse Metcalfe) is a sezy, popular womanizer who is dating three girls at once. These three are made up of by the stereotypical high school girls: the Cheerleader, the Brainiac and the Slut. The three plan their revenge on John and use new girl Kate (Brittany Snow) to set him up and humiliate him. Kate is pretty, sweet and clever and after he breaks up with all three of them they molud Kate in to the ultimate high school chic and get her to john to fall for her. Trouble strikes the plan when kate is teamed with john's brother scott as lab partners. So as Kate gets closer to scott and begins to see through john's alpha male act will she go through with the plan and break john's heart or will she choose scott? Things begin to spiral out of control and john tucker must die? This film is a good watch has some funny moments and a good plot, would recommend a watch.
John Tucker must die was released in 2006 by 20th Century Fox and is 87 minutes long, making it less than an hour and half long. Although it didnt get to #1 at the box office in America, it did in Australia. It reached #3 in America. The film recieved quite negative reviews, mostly for Jesse Metcalfe's performance.
Kate is the invisible girl and school and she seems to like it that way. Her mother has taught her all she needs to know about relationships after having moved several times because of her mother's bad break ups. Kate works at a local restaurant and witnesses Basketball stud, John Tucker on dates with 3 different girls. Kate asks one of her co workers how he gets away with it, and she's informed that he only dates girls from different cliques so they never find out about each other, especially since he tells them all they cant say anything because his father doesnt allow him to date during basketball season.
The three girls John is dating are Carrie, the brainy over achiever, Heather the sassy cheerleader and Beth, the vegan who is a bit of a slut. When the girls find out John is cheeting on them all, the deicde get revenge by working together. This is where Kate comes in.The girls decide she is the perfect candidate for Johns new girlfriend because she doesnt hang around with any of them. The girls come up with some crazy ways to humiliate John, but they all seem to backfire and make him look better because of them. Will Kate be able to bring him down and will John ever change his ways?
Kate - Brittany Snow
Carrie - Arielle Kebbel
Heather - Ashanti
Beth - Sophia Bush
Lori (Kate's Mother) - Jenny McCarthy
Scott (John's brother) - Penn Badgely
As the film didnt get great reviews, i didnt have many expectations for it before watching but i have to say, i was pleasantly suprised. The storyline was quite well thoughtout and the script was very witty and funny. To me, it seems quite realistic that a group of girls in high school would want revenge on the hottest guy, because generally, they are asses to everyone.
Although Jesse Metcalf was slammed because of his acting, i didnt think it was too bad. He was a little expressionless at times but other than that i thought he did a great job. The best thing about him in this film? Pink frilly undies...thats all i need to say.
Ive seen Ashanti in a couple of other films and thought her acting was pretty bad but i didnt hate her in this one. She played the part of the cheerleader very well. Sophia Bush was my favourite in the film though. I love her in One Tree Hill and she was just as good in this. I think, for the most part, her character gets the biggest amount of witty one liners and that's what makes her so great.
The story is very easy to follow so it's great for when you want something to chill out to, so you dont have to really think. There are some really funny parts in the film, most of which come from the girls' attempts to humiliate John.
John Tucker must die is pretty much a chick flick but i think some guys will also find it funny. Maybe more guys should watch it so they dont end up pissing off a load of girls at school. Overall, i liked it a lot more than i thought i was going to.