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Based on 29 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The pop diva goes down with the bubbles in this hopelessly shallow soap opera. show more

  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    A thoughtful but uneven teen picture, also has too much going on. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Moore and Ford rise above the hackneyed story, infusing the proceedings with their own chemistry and appeal. If only the adults responsible for this film could learn how to deal. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Isn't that good. But Moore is. show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Unlike pop rival Britney Spears, Moore does project star quality on the screen, but she gives Halley an edge of nastiness that makes her harder to empathize with than she should be. show more

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    This is a movie whose title promises to show teenage viewers how to cope with the messed-up, grown-up world they are entering, not how to make it perfect -- or even how to make sense of it. show more

  • 75
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    There's pleasure to be had in a film that suggests teen life can be hard without necessarily being tragic. show more

  • 63

    The handful of comic moments will serve up a few good laughs. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    I watched the movie with interest, yes, but not emotional involvement, and my appreciation of Moore was based more on her essence than on her character. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Director Claire Kilner and screenwriter Neena Beber don't walk the tightrope between comedy and drama skillfully enough to make either aspect work as well as it should. show more

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