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December 14, 2010 7:28 AM   Subscribe

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I've been trying to remember this movie for years to no avail. Here are a few details I remember:

1) The opening credits were over a panning shot of a girl's desk with lots of make-up on it.

2) The main female character lived next-door to a "cool" boy (Maybe? Maybe he was a nerd, too) and they had opposing balconies.

3) There may have been three male friends that made a pact to all get laid by the end of senior year, but by prom they hadn't.

4) I believe neither the female lead nor her neighbor ended up going to prom and it was strongly implied that they had sex, with the boy climbing over into female lead's balcony.
posted by InsanePenguin to Media & Arts (8 answers total)
 
Whatever It Takes
posted by jerseygirl at 7:29 AM on December 14, 2010


Drive Me Crazy?

They are neighbors, and there is a prom involved. Basically, she needs a date to prom after she's dumped and her nerdy neighbor boy is the only one who still doesn't have a date. Commence geek to chic makeover and "I think I'm falling for you" tropes!
posted by too bad you're not me at 7:31 AM on December 14, 2010


I was also thinking of Drive Me Crazy and am a little embarrassed both to have seen and to remember that movie.
posted by elpea at 7:33 AM on December 14, 2010


This is definitely Whatever it Takes.
posted by leesh at 7:37 AM on December 14, 2010


YES. It's totally Whatever It Takes. I Youtube'd the trailer to be sure. How did I forget such highlights as dancing in underwear and a cowboy hat playing the accordion?
posted by InsanePenguin at 7:52 AM on December 14, 2010


Even better, IMDB says it's a remake of a classic story, much like one of my other guilty-pleasure movies, 10 Things I Hate About You.
posted by InsanePenguin at 7:55 AM on December 14, 2010


It's sort of amazing how teen movies get all jumbled together in our memories. #3 is from American Pie.
posted by elsietheeel at 8:20 AM on December 14, 2010


elsie, I think #3 is in American Pie, but I'm pretty positive it was in Whatever It Takes to some degree as well. I guess I'll have to watch it.
posted by InsanePenguin at 9:40 AM on December 14, 2010


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