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John Tucker must die - Jesse Metcalfe, Brittany Snow, Ashanti Douglas, Betty Thomas

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Movie propaganda

Don't get mad, get even.

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, 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?

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film romance teen comedy high school revenge dating heartbreak cheat chick love

Persons of interest

  • Ashanti .... Heather
  • Penn Badgley .... Scott Tucker
  • Jeffrey Ballard .... Cute Boy
  • Amber Borycki .... Jennifer
  • Sophia Bush .... Beth
  • Jon Cuthbert .... Skip
  • Fatso-Fasano .... Tommy
  • Jarrad Hewett .... JT
  • Arielle Kebbel .... Carrie
  • Taylor Kitsch .... Justin
  • Nicole LaPlaca .... Molly
  • Jenny McCarthy .... Lori
  • Jesse Metcalfe .... John Tucker
  • Dan Payne .... Steve
  • Stephane Savoie .... Alex
  • Brittany Snow .... Kate
  • Jeff Lowell .... Screenwriter
  • Betty Thomas .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

The romance, teen movie John Tucker must die is directed by Betty Thomas and stars Jesse Metcalfe, Brittany Snow, Ashanti Douglas.

Government security censorship classification

PG (Frequent mild sexual references, mild coarse language)

Surveillance time

87 minutes (1:27 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 7 September 2006

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