In fact, one could arguably root more for John Tucker. Arielle Kebbel may not be a fantastic actress but she does have an engaging quality about her and she had a few good lines. When I first saw the previews for this film I thought it looked funny, but shallow. The dialog was predictable and some of it was really corny. Ashanti was so annoying and over the top. So Kate convinces them that the best course of action is for the three of them to bond together to get their revenge against John. Jesse Metcalfe was average, neither bad nor great.
Snow the lead character was what made the film. The acting was, like the film, standard and forgettable. However, the worst part about it was that the majority of the movie was just dull. Their plan is to transform Kate into the perfect girl - an amalgam of the three of them - to catch John's wandering eye, after which she will dump him and break his heart. Some of the scenes just tried way too hard to be funny. And Kate being involved with John may jeopardize any possibility of a relationship with who she seems to be mutually attracted, namely John's younger brother, Scott Tucker, who, like Kate, has largely lived in the shadow of his more popular relative. Overall, John Tucker Must Die is familiar material and it's not really worth checking out.
She gave the worst performance out of everyone. Sophia Bush was pretty good and she had many funny lines. I'm actually a little surprised that the film didn't turn out to be better since the trailer was entertaining and the premise offered something a little different. He should stick to supporting roles since he doesn't have the screen presence to carry a film. Inexperienced Kate, who has never had a boyfriend, may not only not be equipped to navigate dating, but she may fall under John's spell despite she having seen the slime-ball in him in action.
Three ex-girlfriends of a serial cheater set up their former lover to fall for the new girl in town so they can watch him get his heart broken. I thought that my mother and I liked it more than my niece did, I'm not sure if that was because we could relate to the moral of the story but I know she laughed a lot louder than we did at times. But with a title as toothsome as that, it tantalizingly could have been way better. Compared to other movies out this summer I think it is worth paying the day or night rate. The crowd was mostly teens. John's popularity may make him immune to any backlash against him that they may try to cause.
Her character was supposed to be bland at the beginning of the movie but even after she went through a change, she was still pretty un-notable. Each of their personalities contribute to this film in a special way. However, the latter attribute is about to get him in serious trouble when three different girls at his school, Heather, Beth and Carrie, discover they';ve all been dating John at the same time. The one good thing about the cast was that they appeared to be having fun and this helped out a little. Well we all thought is was going to be cute and funny but we didn't think we would laugh the whole time and think that it would actually have a good story to it. But it was fun and worth spending a few bucks to see.
As for the rest of the cast, they're a mixed bag with Ashanti and Jenny McCarthy as Kate's mom figuring prominently in my head. If they had concentrated on the Kate-having-a-crush-on-John-Tucker's-older-brother storyline and have them hook up in the end, the movie would've been way more interesting. Teenager Kate Spencer has always felt invisible to the world, largely living in the shadow of her beautiful divorced mother, Lori Spencer, who catches the attention of every man she meets. Being too close to the subject, the three believe they need Kate's help. This movie maybe was not the most spectacular movie created. . However, after I saw the film I was surprised to find the film uplifting, with some depth , and good actors.
As the National Geographic Channel puts it, think again. They set him to fall for new girl Kate Spencer Brittany Snow and have her break his heart later on. John Tucker Must Die offers plenty of eye candy and a good premise yet the final product is pretty forgettable and standard. In moving to Portland, Oregon, Kate's invisible status changes out of circumstance. If you are looking for something entertaining, you might want to give this a try. She didn't capture the teen spirit at all and she was just the wrong person for the job.
Actors aside the movie as a whole was enjoyable and exciting. Jeff Lowell should stick with sitcoms since he can't come up with enough interesting material to cover a 90 minute running time. Brittany Snow was cute although she was also enormously bland. It's that sort of movies I watch on sleepless nights on cable given the right mood. Despite its transparent and derivative nature, it does have some of its moments that elicit chuckles. Betty Thomas' direction is breezy enough but she fails to give the film a distinctive bite as Jeff Lowell's screenplay seems not to draw a bead on to the vaguest notion of creativity.
I would actually go see it again. Though initially the movie seems to head towards being an effective satirical comedy, it immediately becomes just another stock sleaze. However, Kate, in her experiences with the Skips, convinces them that the other two are not the enemy, but John himself, who has played each of them, making them feel like the guilty party instead of him. Jenny McCarthy was just disturbing to look at and her performance was awful. John Tucker Jesse Metcalfe is a guy who can't be trusted by women and when three of his ex-girlfriends, all from different high school cliques, team up for revenge, they do so with the help of the new girl in town, setting her up with Tucker, with the plan to ruin his reputation and break his heart.