History Film / ILoveYouBethCooper

16th May '16 12:27:34 AM nogard8910
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''I Love You, Beth Cooper'' is a 2009 teen comedy directed by Creator/ChrisColumbus and written by Larry Doyle from his own novel, in which high school geek Denis (Paul Rust) chooses his valedictorian speech to let the titular cheerleader, played by Creator/HaydenPanettiere, know his feelings. Even though she's gorgeous, popular and has a psycho army boyfriend. Later that day he and his best friend, having invited her and her friends around for a party, are surprised when they turn up. This isn't the only surprise fate has in store for Denis, since Beth isn't quite the girl he visualised...

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''I Love You, Beth Cooper'' is a 2009 teen comedy directed by Creator/ChrisColumbus and written by Larry Doyle from his own novel, in which high school geek Denis (Paul Rust) chooses his valedictorian speech to let the titular cheerleader, played by Creator/HaydenPanettiere, cheerleader (Creator/HaydenPanettiere) know his feelings. Even though she's gorgeous, popular and has a psycho army boyfriend. Later that day he and his best friend, having invited her and her friends around for a party, are surprised when they turn up. This isn't the only surprise fate has in store for Denis, since Beth isn't quite the girl he visualised...
15th May '16 5:21:12 PM JamesAustin
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2009 teen comedy directed by Creator/ChrisColumbus and written by Larry Doyle from his own novel, in which high school geek Denis (Paul Rust) chooses his valedictorian speech to let the titular cheerleader, played by Creator/HaydenPanettiere, know his feelings. Even though she's gorgeous, popular and has a psycho army boyfriend. Later that day he and his best friend, having invited her and her friends around for a party, are surprised when they turn up. This isn't the only surprise fate has in store for Denis, since Beth isn't quite the girl he visualised...

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''I Love You, Beth Cooper'' is a 2009 teen comedy directed by Creator/ChrisColumbus and written by Larry Doyle from his own novel, in which high school geek Denis (Paul Rust) chooses his valedictorian speech to let the titular cheerleader, played by Creator/HaydenPanettiere, know his feelings. Even though she's gorgeous, popular and has a psycho army boyfriend. Later that day he and his best friend, having invited her and her friends around for a party, are surprised when they turn up. This isn't the only surprise fate has in store for Denis, since Beth isn't quite the girl he visualised...



* AmbiguouslyBi/[[AmbiguouslyGay Gay]]: Everyone is certain Rich is gay, but he insists he's straight. By the end, he says he's bi, but it's still [[AmbiguouslyBi ambiguous]] because he doesn't show interest in women.

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* AmbiguouslyBi/[[AmbiguouslyGay Gay]]: AmbiguouslyGay: Everyone is certain Rich is gay, but he insists he's straight. By the end, he says he's bi, but it's still [[AmbiguouslyBi ambiguous]] because he doesn't show interest in women.
28th Nov '15 9:16:59 AM NTC3
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7th May '15 1:23:13 PM Cindylover1969
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* BigDamnHeroes: Both Beth and Rich get one of these.
** Beth when [[spoiler: she uses her DrivesLikeCrazy tendencies for good by driving an SUV through a wall of her psycho boyfriend's house to rescue Denis from getting beaten into paste by the guy.]]
** Rich when [[spoiler: he has a towel fight with three hulking baddies - ''[[MomentOfAwesome and wins]]''.]]

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* BigDamnHeroes: Both Beth and Rich get one of these.
** Beth
Beth, when [[spoiler: she uses her DrivesLikeCrazy tendencies for good by [[TheCavalry driving an SUV through a wall of her psycho boyfriend's house house]] to rescue Denis from getting beaten into paste by the guy.]]
** Rich when [[spoiler: he has a towel fight with three hulking baddies - ''[[MomentOfAwesome and wins]]''.
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7th May '15 1:21:32 PM Cindylover1969
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* BigDamnHeroes: Both Beth and Rich get one of these.
** Beth when [[spoiler: she uses her DrivesLikeCrazy tendencies for good by driving an SUV through a wall of her psycho boyfriend's house to rescue Denis from getting beaten into paste by the guy.]]
** Rich when [[spoiler: he has a towel fight with three hulking baddies - ''[[MomentOfAwesome and wins]]''.]]
13th Mar '15 9:51:31 PM nogard8910
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Everyone is certain Rich is gay, but he insists he's straight. By the end, he says he's bi, but it's still [[AmbiguouslyBi ambiguous]] because he doesn't show interest in women.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: AmbiguouslyBi/[[AmbiguouslyGay Gay]]: Everyone is certain Rich is gay, but he insists he's straight. By the end, he says he's bi, but it's still [[AmbiguouslyBi ambiguous]] because he doesn't show interest in women.



* TheMovieBuff: Rich
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Denis gives one to everyone in the senior class except Beth, including his Best friend during his valedictorian speech.

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* TheMovieBuff: Rich
Rich, who constantly references all sorts of movies and thinks that everyone else is referencing them too even though they've just learned cliches through PopCulturalOsmosis.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Denis gives one to everyone in the senior class except Beth, including his Best best friend during his valedictorian speech.
9th Mar '15 11:26:24 PM Cindylover1969
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* BillingDisplacement: While Hayden Panettiere is top-billed and is essentially playing the film's catalyst, the story is told entirely from the points of view of Denis and Rich. (Even the title [[TitleDrop comes from Denis]].)
30th Dec '14 10:07:24 AM nombretomado
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2009 teen comedy directed by Creator/ChrisColumbus and written by Larry Doyle from his own novel, in which high school geek Denis (Paul Rust) chooses his valedictorian speech to let the titular cheerleader, played by HaydenPanettiere, know his feelings. Even though she's gorgeous, popular and has a psycho army boyfriend. Later that day he and his best friend, having invited her and her friends around for a party, are surprised when they turn up. This isn't the only surprise fate has in store for Denis, since Beth isn't quite the girl he visualised...

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2009 teen comedy directed by Creator/ChrisColumbus and written by Larry Doyle from his own novel, in which high school geek Denis (Paul Rust) chooses his valedictorian speech to let the titular cheerleader, played by HaydenPanettiere, Creator/HaydenPanettiere, know his feelings. Even though she's gorgeous, popular and has a psycho army boyfriend. Later that day he and his best friend, having invited her and her friends around for a party, are surprised when they turn up. This isn't the only surprise fate has in store for Denis, since Beth isn't quite the girl he visualised...
25th Nov '14 12:54:44 PM Prfnoff
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* CowTipping: Rich, Cammy, and Treece come across a field of cows while drunk and decide to tip one of them. All three of them pushing together on the cow does not do anything other than starting a stampede that chases them out of the field.
-->'''Cammy''': Cows!\\
'''Treece''': Let's tip one.\\
'''Rich''': What, isn't that like an {{urban legend}}?
19th Jun '14 12:47:58 AM toongrrl1990
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* DawsonCasting: Averted with HaydenPanettiere. Played ''very'' straight with everyone else.
** The high school pictures of the cast and above-the-line crew in the end credits give the game away (Panettiere looks around the same age in the movie as in her picture, but the others... not so much).
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