Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen

MPAA Rating: PG

Entertainment: +1

Content: +1

This romantic comedy is based on the popular YA (young adult) novel, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, by Dylan Sheldon. Lola (Lindsay Lohan) is a teenager living in New York City who aspires to become an actress. When she is forced to move to suburban New Jersey, she is faced with overcoming the competition at her new school. A rich, beautiful and popular girl named Carla Santini (Megan Fox), who is used to getting her way, impedes Lolas quest to be the most popular girl. Lola tries to reach her goal by auditioning for the lead role in the school play. In an attempt to prove her clout to Lola, Carla gets some hard-to-come-by tickets to the farewell concert of Lolas favorite rock band. Not to be outdone, Lola attempts to get the tickets, which brings in a whole new set of problems in this battle for popularity. Also staring Adam Garcia, Alison Pill and Glenne Headly.

The film has a positive theme: You dont have to be popular to be happy; just be yourself. Lola does not let obstacles get in her way, but her determination also involves stealing, lying and breaking rules. To get what she wants, she persuades her new friends to go along with her shady plans. One friend recognizes that this behavior is wrong and tries to resist, but she concedes and goes along with the plan. The famous rock star that Lola idolizes turns out to be a drunk, which destroys her image of him. When the girls are punished for their misbehavior, they celebrate as though they received a badge of honor. The teen girls wear tight dresses, low-cut tops and hip huggers that appear to be on the verge of falling off. There is a weak moral message that drinking is wrong, but no real consequences are shown. Preview cautiously recommends this one and suggests that, as painful as it may be, parents watch it with their teens and discuss it afterwards.

Preview Reviewer: Alan Boyer
Walt Disney

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: None

Obscene Language: Once moderate (crap 1)

Profanity: Few (4) times moderate (OMG 4)

Violence: Few times mild (girls running down a hall slipping and falling on wet floor, car crash with cartoon effects as in a dream)

Sex: None

Nudity: Few times mild (very tight dresses, low-cut tops on women, very low hip huggers revealing lower midriff)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: None

Drugs: Few times mild (man drinking alcohol); moderate (drunk man is seen staggering and has slurred speech)

Other: None

Running Time: 95 minutes
Intended Audience: Young teenage girls

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