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  • Summary: Buffalo Grove High School valedictorian Denis Cooverman has had quite an academic career...on paper, at least. Superlative student, conscientious young gentleman and patently obvious dork, Denis has played it safe and made it all the way to graduation day without ever having really experienced some of the joys of higher learning: breaking curfew, destruction of property, over-consumption of alcohol, fist fights, late nights, fast cars or faster women (actually, women of any sort). But all of that is about to change, and all by uttering five little words: I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER. (20th Century Fox) Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 30
  2. Negative: 15 out of 30
  1. The story is timeless; this could have taken place when Doyle graduated in '76 -- or any year, really, since the effects of high school linger throughout adult life and nerds are forever.
  2. 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.
  3. 50
    Of the two co-stars, what I can say is that I’m looking forward to their next films.
  4. The film quickly turns unintentionally, and unrelentingly, awkward.
  5. 30
    Ends up as little more than a recursive footnote to the infinitely better up-all-night teen comedies of, you guessed it, John Hughes.
  6. Reviewed by: Ruth McCann
    30
    Perhaps the best thing that can be said about I Love You, Beth Cooper is that the title is correctly punctuated. Beyond that, the movie is a disappointingly flabby teen flick.
  7. Reviewed by: Don R. Lewis
    0
    Sloppy, not funny, downright stupid, ridiculous as well as horribly themed and shot.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 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 their job very good, CONGRATS! Collapse
  2. Nov 22, 2012
    9
    Plays like a revival of a John Hughes classic.
  3. Oct 23, 2010
    6
    The picture is heavy-handed, and can be tempted by high-school movie formula, but it does raise some serious questions about the nature of people. Thumbs up. Expand
  4. May 29, 2011
    3
    I found it pretty cool the way Chris Columbus knew dealing with cliches. The movie while it has very funny scenes, and has nostalgic scenes, very well made. For real, for me the film is a tribute to the great movies of the afternoon session of the the 80's. The aesthetic is the same, the common situations. Instead of the current cliché is that in high school musical movie, the guy made a movie to remember the 80's, has something better than this? Expand

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