17 February 2013

Quickie Movie Review: "The Clique"

Synopsis: Claire Lyons, the new girl from Orland(ew), Florida, has the nerve to show up at Octavian Country Day school (OCD) wearing Keds and two-year-old GAP overalls. She is clearly not top Clique (aka the Pretty Committee) material and Massie, Alicia, Dylan, and Kristen have no problem letting everyone know it. Unfortunately, Claire's family is staying in the guest house on Massie's family's huge estate and the girls are stuck with each other. Claire's future looks worse than a Prada knockoff. But with a little luck and a lot of scheming, she might just stand a chance.
(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.

Score: 0.5/5

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