User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 188 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 14 out of 188
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  1. matv
    Apr 25, 2005
    3
    Unoriginal and poorly directed. not everyone in the suburb acts and talks like a gangster. the tagline for the movie is The Only Person You need to be Is Yourself but Sara is only accepted when she dances and talks like a black person so the tagline is challenged.
  2. NateG.
    Jul 16, 2001
    1
    Don't we have enough chick flicks in this world. I give it a 1 for original-ish plot.
  3. AndrewM.
    Aug 11, 2004
    1
    Its cool.
Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. 50
    Takes its cues from the musical dramas of the '70s, but this otherwise engaging young-adult romance never quite catches Saturday night fever.
  2. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    63
    The most traditional of Hollywood romances, in that it's resolutely about nice people with nice problems.
  3. While it flirts with "After School Special"-ness, at least has the courage to address racial and cultural cliches with a degree of honesty.