Get Over It

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +2

Content: -2

When longtime girlfriend Allison (Melisa Sagemiller) dumps Berke (Ben Foster), he's given the title advice. But he decides to do anything to get her back. Standing in his way is new student, and British pop music sensation, Striker (Shane West). Berke sees an opportunity to win her back when Striker and Allison try out for the school musical. Neither a singer nor an actor, Berke tries out for the play and finds the going difficult until Kelly (Kirsten Dunst) offers her help. As Berke seeks to get his girlfriend back, he finds Kelly’s charms harder to resist than he first thought. GET OVER IT has some nice performances from Dunst and Foster. Other than the inclusion of Shakespeare’s comedy ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ and their acting, the movie has few redeeming qualities. The majority is recycled material from previous teen comedies, leaving GET OVER IT struggling to fill its box office niche.

Following in the footsteps of last year’s spate of teen comedies, GET OVER IT combines teenage life with an over-the-top sexual element that leaves one wondering if all teens have such a graphically sexual undercurrent to their dialogue. While nothing graphic or explicit is shown, sexually suggestive images appear throughout the movie. Time after time, the writer and/or director slips in sexual innuendo or scenes implying teens think of nothing else. And while the characters never actually engage in sexual intercourse, some of the male teens visit a strip club, evidently getting in with fake ID’s. Inside, one of them gets strapped up on a harness as a black-leather clad performer comes out to do her thing in a scene with male and female rear nudity. Foul language is also a detraction with 24 obscenities and 17 moderate crudities. Overwhelming sexual innuendo, along with obscenities, strongly suggest you not GET OVER IT.

Preview Reviewer: John Adair
Miramax, 375 Greenwich, New York, NY 10013

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (23) times - Mild 6, Moderate 17

Obscene Language: Many (24) times - S-word 17, other 7

Profanity: Many (10) times – Regular 5 (J, G, For G Sake, For C Sake, Mother of G); Exclamatory 5 (OMG)

Violence: Several times – Mild and Moderate (people punched/ pushed/ thrown to floor, guy thrown by explosion, girl falls on guy, girl hit between the legs, guy wounded by arrow)

Sex: None

Nudity: Twice (male/ female rear in strip club); Near Nudity – Several times (cleavage emphasized, bikinis/ skimpy clothes/ tube tops, women’s bikini tops accidentally come off - no nudity shown)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Many times (comment about girl seeing male genitals, boy talks about ‘playing doctor’, couple simulates sex, guy asks another about sex, sexually aroused dog often shown, parents promote sexual curiosity/ joke about self-gratification, couple kisses passionately, comment on pornographic magazine collection, comment about female genitals, woman suggestively sucks man’s finger)

Drugs: Few times (smoking, alcohol)

Other: Instances of flatulation, vomiting, and urination

Running Time: 78 minutes
Intended Audience: Teens

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