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JOHN TUCKER MUST DIE
USA & UK: Twentieth Century Fox
Cast: Jesse Metcalfe, Brittany Snow, Ashanti, Sophia Bush, Arielle Kebbel, Penn Badgley, Jenny McCarthy, Fatso-Fasano, Kevin McNulty, Patricia Drake, Amanda Li, Jeff Ballard, Taylor Kitsch, Steve Bacic, Dean Wray, Jon Cuthbert Aaron Dudley, Marc Menard, Dan Payne, Mercedes De La Zerda, Brendan Penny, Taurean Mills, Nicole LaPlaca Chelan Simmons, Nancy J Lilley, Yalda Etessam, Devon Weigel, Alfred E Humphreys, Woody Jeffreys, Samantha McLeod, Diana Ha, Donald Fong, Karlie Locke, Stephanie A Locke, Fulvio Cecere, Lucas McCann, Bruce Morrison, Barbara Kottmeier, Nicki Clyne, Katya Virshilas, Nicole Fraissinet, Stuart Cowan, Julie Patzwald, Connor Widdows, Indie Rock Band "People In Planes" (Kristian Blight, Gareth Jones, John Maloney, Peter Roberts, Ian Russell), Amanda Crew, Emily Tennant, Victor Z Isaac, Braden Leslie Williams, Kyle C Coleman, Greg Cipes, Amber Borycki, Meghan Ory, Alan Shearman, Archie Hahn
Director: Betty Thomas
USA & UK: 93 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for sexual content and language
UK Certificate: 12A contains moderate sex references and one use of strong language
USA Release Date: 28 July 2006
UK Release Date: 18 August 2006
Don't get mad, get even.
If hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, just think of the damage three teenage girls could to do if pushed to their romantic breaking points. Okay, now, take whatever you're imagining, and triple it. That's how much havoc a band of resourceful high school girls end up wreaking on the triple-timing campus stud in the comedy JOHN TUCKER MUST DIE.
The destruction begins when three gorgeous, popular girls from competing high school cliques discover that they've each been dating the same guy: the school's smooth and hunky basketball team captain, John Tucker (Jesse Metcalfe). After comparing notes, the fuming trio - reporter-wannabe Carrie (Arielle Kebbel), head cheerleader Heather (Ashanti), and vegan activist Beth (Sophia Bush) - conspire to teach Tucker a lesson he'll never forget. They decide to attack his game and make this guy, who is never without a date, "undatable." Unfortunately, every wacky, grossly embarrassing scheme they hatch to undermine "Tuck" backfires and only makes him more popular than ever.
Desperate, the girls realize they'll have to step up their assault. There's only one way left to take: to break his heart...the same way he's broken theirs. Carrie, Heather, and Beth then recruit a pretty, but anonymous school newcomer, Kate (Brittany Snow), to get the hot jock to fall for her, so she can ceremoniously dump him. Kate's hesitant to play along but, desperate for new friends and a chance to finally be "visible," she agrees to help the girls execute their dastardly plan.
The trio soon turns Kate into the girl of John Tucker's dreams and, right on schedule, he falls head over heels for the attractive blonde. At first, Kate plays hard to get, which completely confounds Tucker, a guy who usually has women falling at his feet. But, despite her best efforts to resist him, Kate finds herself drawn to Tucker, and gets caught between her loyalty to her new gal pals and her unexpected attraction to John.
Meanwhile, Kate's struck up a friendship with her chemistry lab partner, Scott (Penn Badgley), who just happens to be "Tuck's" younger brother. Scott, who's used to taking a backseat to his sibling, can't let Kate know how he really feels about her, especially as he sees her falling for John. Even Kate's single mother, Lori (Jenny McCarthy), who's on her own dating merry-go-round, tries to warn Kate against her mission to dupe the unsuspecting John Tucker. But Kate's in too deep - there's no turning back now. Or is there?
Can Kate keep her romantic wits about her and pull off the ultimate revenge against a girl's worst enemy: the serial dater? Can fantasy guy John Tucker possibly change his ways and become a one-woman man? And can Carrie, Heather, and Beth actually stay friends with Kate - and with each other - or will they eventually end up back in their respective cliques, never to cross over into such "uncharted" social territory again?
JOHN TUCKER MUST DIE is the wild movie comedy that proves, when it comes to high school, dating is still the hardest subject of them all.