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Not Another Teen Movie (R, 2001) ... Average: 1.5
(Chris Evans, Chyler Leigh, Mia Kirshner, Jaime Pressly, Cody McMains,
Randy Quaid, Mr.T, Cerina Vincent, Molly Ringwald, Melissa Joan Hart)

Chris Mal
Not Another Teen Movie is a contradiction to its title, which I guess is all part of the joke.  Hardy-har-har-har.  It's a spoof on teen-targeted movies of the last decade or more:  from American Pie to 10 Things I Hate About You to Clueless to 16 Candle to Pretty in Pink to many many more.

Actually, what it really is, is an excuse to be crude on film for 90 minutes.  Now, I'm all for crude - big fan of crude, in fact.  But sometimes crude just for the sake of being crude is just dull.  So dull that Bev was asleep 30 minutes into the movie, while I sat there with an annoyed look on my face as I wondered exactly when I was going to laugh.  It didn't happen.

The previews for this movie attempted to draw in the 30-somethings who loved movies like Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink and were ready to laugh at the premise.  What those people got was 90 minutes of juvenile humor that even 14 year old boys probably didn't find that humorous - e.g. enter the bodily fluids spurting from every orifice.  Ho-ho, there's a knee-slapper!  A girl on a toilet who gets covered in her own excrement!  Can't miss that Oscar-winning scene!  Oh, and let's not forget the high school girl French kissing the 100 year old woman and getting covered in slimy spit.  Get the sorry picture?

All in all, this is a really sad torturous excuse for a movie.
 

The Notebook (R, 2004) ... Average: 4.0
(Sam Shepard, James Marsden, Meredith Zealy, Ryan Gosling, Gena Rowlands, James Garner)

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Excellent movie!

A romance story written from a male's perspective, so it is not your traditionally "chick flick". The story line pulled you in from the beginning and kept you captivated until the end. Even though if was based in the 40's and 50's, women and men can both relate to the ups and downs in this couples relationship no matter what your age is.

Definatly a tissue movie, but one that you will want to watch again and again.