Sunday, March 6, 2011

Teenage Dirtbag (2009) NR - 3 Stars

Based on a true story, this little movie draws you in for a tiny peek into one troubled teens life. I have to admit, I rented the movie based on it's name only. The acting is pretty believable but I don't think the end answers a lot of questions. Maybe that's the point the director wants to make. A social lite and cheerleader couldn't possibly be seen with a dirt bag like Thayer. Surprisingly, after they share a creative writing class, their bond grows stronger. Scott Michael Foster play the perfect dirt bag, a slow moving movie but makes a good point.

Amber (Noa Hegesh), is a well respected and popular cheerleader at school. Thayer (Scott Michael Foster), is the jerk kid at school that causes trouble, acts out and just plain annoys Amber. He is constantly harassing her to get her attention as he mocks her for her social life and being such a goodie two shoes. They find themselves in the same creative writing class where Thayer constantly comes up with words directed at and to annoy Amber. With statements like "Your face brings me death every day," Amber slowly starts to pay attention to Thayer and even though she doesn't want to admit it, she starts falling for the dirtbag. They are also both assigned to a study class where the two act out between each other through the written words in a notebook. But the notebook ends up in the wrong hands now causing trouble as the entire school knows of their feelings. Amber's social life is about to be threatened over the biggest dirtbag in school.

Spy Filmz
Director: Regina Crosby
Writer: Regina Crosby
Producers: Seth Caplan, Chris Aagaard
I viewed 1/11

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