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I'm a girl. I can handle Rom Coms. In fact when the mood takes my I can occasionally crave one. I don't mind being the PJ's and ice cream steriotype from time to time. But this film is just SO disasterously bad it just makes me feel like I'm bleeding from every hole in my body. There are just so many things wrong with it, I have no idea where to start.
The main character is just pathetic. I get it's an uglyducking story and eventually she'll prove to be beautiful all along (dude, it's Drew Barrymore) but she's just so spineless and invites so much of the backlash against her. How am I meant to empathise with a character when all I want to do is poke her in the eye with a pencil?
And the relationship. Blegh. The whole romantic set-up is that the teacher has a Lolita thing going on, but by the end it's okay because she's legal and he can tap that? How sweet.
And why does she have to stand out on that mount and wait for him to come? Can that be any more emotionally manipulative? If he doesn't go and meet her infront of all those people and proclain his undying love for her, everyone in that town will call him a jerk for all time even though she lied to him and was about to expose him as a pervert for her career.
And how could anyone on the face of the planet who wasn't blind or had some sort of mental disability mistake Drew Barrymore for a sixteen year old? Oh, right, because no one else [[dawsonscasting looks sixteen either]]. Well except for Jessica Alba.
I'm not entirely suprised that the guy who directed this went on to do such classics as Big Momma's House, and Beverly Hills Chihuahua. Avoid! Avoid like the plague.
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