My Sucky Teen Romance [Blu-ray]
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Despite only giving Emily Hagins' first feature, Pathogen, three stars (but let's remember, three is still “above average” on a five-star scale), I unhesitatingly recommended it in my review because, well, it's a zombie movie that was made by a twelve-year-old and, aside from having basically no budget and some problems with acting ability, was a clever, fun take on the genre. Hagins returned five years later with her third feature, My Sucky Teen Romance, a teen vampire comedy whose purpose is to make fun of teen vampire comedies. And my favorite thing about it is that in every way, it's obvious Emily Hagins took Pathogen as a learning experience. My Sucky Teen Romance is a much better movie technically, with much more solid acting and a clever script (written by Hagins). In short: if you like your teen comedies with more romance than raunch, My Sucky Teen Romance is for you.
Plot: Kate (the gorgeous Elaine Hurt in her screen debut) is a shy teen with a hefty crush on comic-book-store employee Paul (Belleflower's Patrick Delgado). Kate convinces her best friend, society girl Allison (The Retelling's Lauren Lee), to go to a comic convention with her and a couple of nerdy friends, intending to run into Paul. What she doesn't know is that a few days beforehand, Paul was bitten by a vampire (Supernatural Activity's Devin Bonnée) and is in the process of changing. She also doesn't know that he feels the same way about her, but when the two of them are about to confess their feelings for one another, they're jostled in a hallway, and Paul's new fangs get jammed into Kate's neck.Read more ›
No, it's not high cinema. But the story line, acting and production values are at least equal to shows playing on venues like Disney Channel or Nick.
This film was directed by Emily Hagins, and we watched it after seeing "Zombie Girl: The Movie," a documentary done in 2006 about Hagins, who was then an aspiring 12-year-old director making her first feature length movie. My youngest daughter was disappointed Hagin's first film "Pathogen" is no longer available on DVD or through other outlets.
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I don't know what to say, the acting was okay, the writing was worse, the convention was insulting.
I understand this isn't a big budget film, which is fine, that doesn't... Read more
With the pap that is spewing out of Hollywood this young director makes fresh funny films on a tremendous budget. Read morePublished on August 31, 2013 by Neil A Sinclair
I absolutely loved this movie made by a young filmmaker, Emily Hagins. My husband and I had seen the documentary about her and really enjoyed this!Published on March 6, 2013 by Kathi Rich