17 February 2013
Quickie Movie Review: "The Clique"
(Taken from the movie's Amazon.com page)
Review: I'm not even sure if I should dignify this movie by reviewing it. When I first came across this DVD, I avoided it, but recently decided to give it a shot after reading on IMDb that Bridgit Mendler (Teddy from Disney's Good Luck Charlie,) Elizabeth Gillies (VICTORiOUS' Jade West,) and Samantha Boscarino (who played a secondary character on the short-lived Nickelodeon sitcom How to Rock) all starred in it. After sitting through about twenty or thirty minutes of it, I turned it off in disgust. The "clique" of girls was too bratty and annoying; the "humor" goes beyond the boundaries the movie's "PG" rating would imply; and, there was also some usage of profanity as soon as the first line was spoken. If you're looking for a kid-friendly, female-fronted comedy/drama, check out The Princess Diaries, Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars, or Cadet Kelly. Those are nowhere near as bad--artistically and morally--as this dreck was.
Content Concerns: Though I didn't watch it all the way through, here's what I saw and heard in what little I watched: About three or four profanities--including the first line, which is screamed by a teenage girl--and a gag that makes it appear that a young woman has started menstruating, complete with a text message about her "getting her '.'" Also, the attitude of the girls in the "clique" is rather unkind and not something a parent would want his/her kids to emulate.