Metascore
32

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 30
  2. Negative: 15 out of 30
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  1. 50
    The problem with I Love You, Beth Cooper is that aside from Denis' speech at the start, everything else seems familiar.
  2. 50
    Of the two co-stars, what I can say is that I’m looking forward to their next films.
  3. Isn't a terrible addition to the teen coming-of-age party movie catalog. It just feels dated.
  4. Reviewed by: Jason Buchanan
    50
    For a teen film to resonate, it has to feel honest, and I Love You, Beth Cooper simply comes off as too paint-by-numbers to achieve any level of emotional authenticity.
  5. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    50
    This leaden teen comedy is meant to be lively, but it's curiously bland.
  6. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    50
    Panettiere, I’m sad to report, is a dud as the title character, a supposed wild thang who never rises above the level of runty, obnoxious mall chick, down to the roll-on tan.
  7. 50
    There's a sense that a much better movie is trying to get out but it never attains escape velocity.
  8. The movie feels like something parents want their kids to see. Harold and Kumar wouldn't want anything to do with Beth Cooper or Denis Cooverman. You're probably not going to like them much either.
  9. 50
    Since that gifted, attractive performer is Hayden Panettiere, who has already won a wide following for "Heroes," it's a wonder that the studio hasn't been more heavily promoting her appearance in this decent, genial youth comedy. After all, she does play, ah, Beth Cooper.
  10. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    40
    Painfully unfunny, I Love You, Beth Cooper is more likely to elicit the opposite reaction.
  11. 40
    Moves along, taking two steps backward into crassness for every clever or just plain sweet moment it offers. Although many of the movie's problems seem to be rooted in the script, Columbus has such a heavy touch that he sabotages nearly every scene.
  12. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    40
    Not a remake -- it just feels like one.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 97 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. Jul 8, 2012
    10
    i think it is a very funny movie and very creative because it has a lot of things that other movies doesn't have, and the actors make theiri think it is a very funny movie and very creative because it has a lot of things that other movies doesn't have, and the actors make their job very good, CONGRATS! Full Review »
  2. GnarlesS.
    Aug 24, 2009
    1
    How can such a funny book be made into this dreg? The male lead was awful and the dialogue was unfunny. This is the kind of movie that makes How can such a funny book be made into this dreg? The male lead was awful and the dialogue was unfunny. This is the kind of movie that makes everyone in the audience think, "I could write movies a lot better than this!" Full Review »
  3. Nov 22, 2012
    9
    Plays like a revival of a John Hughes classic.