Original Release: August 12th, 2005
Directed by: Marcos Siega
Written by: Skander Halim
Starring: Evan Rachel Wood, Ron Livingston, James Wood
This may not be an Oscar worthy movie in the Academy’s eyes, but it’s perfection in my book. The script is biting, witty, pushes boundaries without going too over the top, and the humor is wonderfully dark and edgy. The score delights flowing from light bouncy tunes to sharp instrumentals to whimsy romantic tunes. Evan Rachel Wood plays the conniving teen and every line she delivers is with the perfect amount of seduction, bitchiness, and heartbreak. All the supporting cast adds to this superb film, from James Wood playing the asshole father, to the Elisabeth Harnois play ditzy Brittany, and Jane Krakowski playing the determined news reporter. Although I do consider this film a “guilty pleasure”, I wish I didn’t because it’s pure entertainment.