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I Love You, Beth Cooper (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 10 July 2009 (USA)
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A nerdy valedictorian proclaims his love for the hottest and most popular girl in school - Beth Cooper - during his graduation speech. Much to his surprise, Beth shows up at his door that very night and decides to show him the best night of his life.

Director:

Chris Columbus

Writers:

Larry Doyle (screenplay), Larry Doyle (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hayden Panettiere ... Beth Cooper
Paul Rust ... Denis Cooverman
Jack Carpenter ... Rich Munsch (as Jack T. Carpenter)
Lauren London ... Cammy
Lauren Storm ... Treece
Shawn Roberts ... Kevin
Jared Keeso ... Dustin
Brendan Penny ... Sean
Marie Avgeropoulos ... Valli Wooley
Josh Emerson ... Greg Saloga
Alan Ruck ... Mr. C
Cynthia Stevenson ... Mrs. C
Pat Finn ... Coach Raupp
Andrea Savage ... Dr. Gleason
Violet Columbus ... Sullen Girl (Angelica)
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Storyline

When Dennis Cooverman gives the commencement speech at his graduation, his friend tells him to let it all out. So he proclaims his love for Beth Cooper the head cheerleader, and says things about everyone in the graduating class as well as some other people. Later Beth confronts him and he invites her to a graduation party at his house. And to his surprise she and two of her friends show up. But also some of the people he offended with his speech, who want to tear him apart. And one of them is Beth's boyfriend whom she just broke up with. So they all get in Beth's car and drive away. And what follows is a wild adventure. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Popularity is nice. Popular girls are not. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, language, some teen drinking and drug references, and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aishi no Besu Kûpâ See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,919,433, 12 July 2009

Gross USA:

$14,800,725

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,821,907
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the afterword to the book this film was based on, author Larry Doyle admitted he initially conceived this story as a movie. When he was unable to generate interest, he published the story as a novel. It subsequently generated enough popularity to spark interest in adapting it for film, and Doyle was invited to write the screenplay. See more »

Goofs

When Beth comes out of the grocery store says she "sucked his face for two seconds", she is obviously saying "dick" instead of "face." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Rich Munsch: You will never see her again. Nunca!
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Crazy Credits

High school photos of the principal cast and crew are shown with their names in the end credits. See more »

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The DVD release contains an alternate ending based on that of the book. See more »

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References The Princess Bride (1987) See more »

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Catch Me If You Can
Written by Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo, Travie McCoy, Matt McGinley (as Matthew McGinley),
Patrick Stump and Pete Wentz
Performed by Gym Class Heroes
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Some good moments, but very uneven comedy
24 August 2009 | by kevin_crightonSee all my reviews

Valedictorian Dennis Cooverman takes his opportunity during his speech at Graduation, to declare his love for Beth Cooper, the head cheerleader. So when she and her friends show up at his house after, he's ecstatic Unfortunately, he irate boyfriend Kevin doesn't take well to this and other things said in the speech, resulting in a wild night all over town...

There are some good things here. Hayden Panettiere, as Beth Cooper gives a pretty good performance, although her character isn't that much of a stretch from her character in Heroes. The best performance is actually from Jack Carpenter as Dennis's best friend (who may or may not be gay). In fact he's even better when you consider a lot of his lines are quoting other movies. He somehow gets away with it, even though it does get annoying at times.

Chris Colombus and Larry Doyle (who wrote the novel this is based on, and the screenplay too), have created a movie that while it does have moments such as the wet towel fight scene, staged like a proper duel being one, and a very sweet if unexpected ending being another, can't decide what they are trying to make. It does have moments that remind you of John Hughes movies in some of the dialogue, but some of the humour doesn't work at all.

And that is a shame. Had the humour worked through-out, then this might have been as good as American Pie, or Superbad perhaps. Sadly however, like a lot of movies aimed at teens, it doesn't quite work and may be forgotten as soon as you leave the cinema.


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