Monday, March 17, 2014

Geek Charming (2011)

Number Rolled: 85
Movie Name/Year: Geek Charming (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Length: 97 minutes
Rating: TV-G
Director: Jeffrey Hornaday
Writer: Robin Palmer, Elizabeth Hackett, Hilary Galanoy
Actors: Sarah Hyland, Matt Prokop, Sasha Pieterse, Jordan Nichols, Vanessa Morgan, Lili Simmons, David Del Rio, Jimmy Bellinger, Lilli Birdsell, Andrew Airlie, Kacey Rohl, Andrea Brooks, David Milchard, Brenda Criclow, Erica Van Briel, Kerry James

Josh is a high school film geek who’s desperate to win the film festival; his future hopes and dreams are resting on it. The problem is that it’s getting closer and closer to submission time and he doesn’t have a subject. After a suggestion from his teacher, he chooses to make a documentary based around Dylan, the most popular girl in school.

You can tell from the above blurb that this is probably not the most original film you could choose to watch. There were a grand total of three stereotypes for a high school rom-com, that I can think of, missing from “Geek Charming.” Almost every step of its script was predictable.

Aside from that, the actors were decent. Of course, I can’t really speak to range. I know very little about the rest of the actors, but Sarah Hyland pretty much played the same character she plays on “Modern Family.”

With all that said, the movie should have been irredeemable. So much of me wants to say that I thought the movie was just a cookie cut bit of nonsense. I can’t, though. I thought the movie absolutely adorable. If I don’t pay attention to the technical issues, I can honestly say that I enjoyed “Geek Charming.” I feel like I should apologize for it, but that’s my story.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – None
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 56%

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 3.3/5
Trust-the-Dice Score3/5

P.S. Based on a book of the same name by Robert Palmer.

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