‘John Tucker Must Die’

Jesse Metclafe
Brittany Snow
Sophia Bush
Arielle Kebbel
Penn Badgley

PG13          89min           2006

When a High School serial cheater’s three girlfriends find out they aren’t the only one… they get even. Enlisting the help of innocent new student Kate Spencer. They plot the downfall of John Tucker in “John Tucker Must Die”.

John Tucker is a funny teen comedy, Formulaic in plot. It’s like other teen comedies and it plays that way. Great school location. Where it shines in that it boasts some of Hollywood’s young talent.

Everyone knows that high school “player” the guy with the stable of women, Jesse Metcalfe, of Desperate Housewives fame, plays him to a tee. Anything that his scorned beauties, played by Sophie Bush (One Tree Hill), Arielle Kebbel (The Grudge 2) and R&B singer, Ashanti, throw at him, he rolls with the punches. These ladies enlist Kate, a shy new student to the school, played by Brittany Snow (American Dream).

The things that they put him through are funny and hilarious. It keeps you laughing. Then you wonder as beautiful as these women are…”Why are they jealous of John Tucker when the quartet could have the rest of the males at their feet”. Queens dethrone John’s kingdom.

Penn Badgley as Scott ”The Other Tucker” was severely under used. A surprise cameo by Jenny McCarthy is one the peaks of this film. The highlight of the film that you will debate with your friends is the thong scene.

I gave it a 2/5 Gs.


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