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Get over it

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High school sweethearts Berke Lawrence (Ben Foster) and Allison (Melissa Sagemiller) were the perfect couple. Then she dumped him. Now, it's up to Berke's best friends, Felix (Colin Hanks) and Dennis (Sisqó), to help him forget about his ex - when all he wants is to get her back. That is, until Felix's younger sister, Kelly (Kirsten Dunst), comes into the picture. She's got her own ideas (and feelings) for Berke. But how can she turn his head when it's already spinning? Before they can get on with it, she's got to help him get over it!

Also starring Mila Kunis as Basin, Park Bench as Chook, Shane West as Bentley "Striker" Scrumfeld, Jack Thomas Babcock as the boy band guy, Megan Fahlenbock as Shirin, Michael Boisvert, Kylie Bax, Ed Begley Junior, Jeanie Calleja, Swoosie Kurtz, Zoe Saldana as Maggie, Martin Short, Dov Tiefenbach. written by R Lee Fleming Junior, directed by Tommy O'Haver.

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Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Teen romantic comedy using the "play within a play" structure.

The play within is William Shakespeare's A midsummer night's dream, dealing with four mixed-up lovers. The play's characters are mirrored in "real" life by the film's characters, four mixed-up lovers. Who said Shakespeare is irrelevant?

Get over it holds back from the gaudiness of, say, American pie 2 although it does manage to throw in a gratuitous shot of Ben's cute butt, Kirsten in a bikini and some quick glimpses of accidental boobies. There is also singing and dancing, pot shots at boy bands, high school theatre and an outrageous turn by Martin as a second-rate drama teacher. He even upstages Ben's deep dive into humiliation (not quite an apple pie, but close to it).

It's cute, it's funny and it's sweet. What more could you ask for from a teen romantic comedy?

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Picture: 2.35:1
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: English

Security censorship classification

M (Sexual references)

Surveillance time

82 minutes (1:22 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: Undated December 2001
DVD rental: 23 January 2002
VHS rental: 23 January 2002
DVD retail: 24 July 2002
VHS retail: 24 July 2002

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