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Based on 14 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Breaks the formula for teen romances. Martin Short, as the vain and zany drama teacher, does not disappoint. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    A charmer with an attractive cast and an excellent soundtrack. show more

  • 75
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    A delightful and exuberant bit of romantic comedy and, as a bonus, it breathes new life into a pair of '70s musical chestnuts long off our culture's radar screens. show more

  • 38
    Boston Globe

    Comes off more like a series of painful cliches than a comedy or a love story. show more

  • 25
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A lame teen comedy. show more

  • 60
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Anonymously titled and packaged like a vulgar teen sex comedy, this candy-colored trifle is so precious it nearly floats away on a cloud of fairy dust. show more

  • 50
    Kevin Maynard Mr. Showbiz

    Deserves to be applauded for not casting Freddie Prinze Jr., but this sloppy, somnolent, strung-together flick pales when compared to such other teenage riffs on classic literature as "Clueless" and "10 Things I Hate About You." show more

  • 67
    Kimberley Jones Austin Chronicle

    Ao relentlessly, gleefully dumb -- without being the slightest bit sardonic -- that you just can't help but guffaw … or groan … but probably both. show more

  • 25
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    The only performer I enjoyed watching was Martin Short, who plays a bitch dandy music teacher with a smile so fake that the comedian seems to be acting with his gums. show more

  • 70
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    A blithe-spirited comedy in which teenagers discover their romantic vicissitudes mirrored in their high school production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream." It's being directed by their nasty drama teacher (Martin Short, hilarious), who has written 12 original songs for the production. show more

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