Short Reveiw: Cliche
Meet Jamie Kelly, an 11 year old girl who likes art and writing. That's it -- the total character depth. We start into the film with a "grand" musical number featuring a 6th grader dancing And singing about how dumb she thinks her written thoughts are and threatening her parents. Aunt Carol, a "super old 32 yr old" is "super cool" and likes to give her neice dating advice. Oh, and she's also dating the vice principal. At school, vp Devon has just announced that the art program and many other clubs will be closed due to budget cuts -- UNLESS every kid in the school raises money in the Jump A Thon. In class, we sing a lovely musical number detailing that blondes, celebs, and models (who are just doing the job they love) should be sent to an island where they will have surgically implanted unibrows and hairy leg tattoos JUST FOR BEING THEM. And then we save Hudson, our crush, who's walked on ground we worship, from ninjas. Also while singing and dancing. We sing about the social caste at school, and how Hudson is the eigth cutest. And how meatloaf is mysterious (later poisoning a cafe lady) "you're gonna eat it! And you're gonna like it!" Then we steal school records while everyone is distracted. Our bestie Isabella helps us raise funds for both the jump a Thon and the "Junior Optometry Federation". We clean our room, and realize our diary is lost! SOMEONE STOLE IT! and it must have been that evil blondie Angiline who did it! At school the next day, we meet up with Isabella who claims that "we filled up the entire charity." Isabella (who's eyes do not appear green at all) reveals that she spent the money for the "charity" on contacts, which she markered green (scratching her cornea in the process). Angry, we go to lunch where we spot Angeline and her friends reading OUR diary! In front of HUDSON! After being comforted by Aunt Carol and her story about HER middle school crush, we go to the jump a Thon. We find Hudson, who isn't talknh to us, and Angeline who is crying because she got the most, sponsors, and now "can't even twirl a rope!" We blackmail Isabella into helping us twirl the rope for her, and she wins the competition. We ask he why she couldn't jump and she says that she needs both hands to keep the hair out of her face. "PONYTAIL?! GOODONE!" Now we are congratulated by Hudson, who it turns out was only not talking to us because Isabella stepped on his throught and he couldn't talk. He says that "he really needs to tell us something", that he tastes blood and Needs to see a nurse. "HE'S SO INTO US *girly grunt*!!!" We hear from Isabella that Angeline covered for us (wow, I'm so touched by your climax) with the diary and Hudson. Aunt Carol throws a party, where she announces that she is engaged to Devon, also revealing that this means J and A will be related. Later, we get a call from Angeline "HUDSON IS STILL MY DATE TO THE WEDDING!!!!" and scene.
Why even? This was a very stereotypical, low quality film. Insinuating that all blondes (and this is coming from a brunette) are mean, selfish, and girly is disgusting. Models and actors etc. are just doing what they love. It's when people make it into consumerism that it all goes awry. 11 yr olds are going through changes and it's normal to have strange feelings, but seriously? This is borderline obsessive. No one REALLY cares about meatloaf, or dog farts, or cruel ways to "punish" pretty people. But what did I expect from a direct to tv "film"??!!