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So why is the whole less than the sum of its parts? And why did this movie fail to generate any real reaction despite an aggressive promotional campaign on the Disney Channel? My guess is that when all is said and done the thing just doesn't have any bite, having had the book's more realistic and controversial elements stripped out for the adaptation. Couple that with the fact that the movie's structure sends the wrong message; heroine Jamie Bartlett is perfectly fine with her celebrity status and unconcerned about blowing off her friends until she overreaches and her new world begins to fall apart. It is not the shallowness of her new world that she finds objectionable but the fact that she has soon alienated everyone she has been trying to impress.
Then there is fact that none (absolutely zero) of the movie's comedy elements are humorous. It's not meant to be a comedy but the producers have clearly inserted stuff (the pizza selections for example) only for their comic qualities.Read more ›
Jamie's a regular girl with regular friends and a regular life until her journal accidentally is submitted as an assignment and then gets published. Jamie is thrust into the life of being popular, where she has to deal with staying true to herself and her friends, whilst dealing with the main character of her book, IS, who is an alter-ego of herself.
Sure there are the plot fallacies, without a doubt, but they were minor enough that I was able to overlook them and enjoy the movie. The acting was superb, the facial expressions down to a 'T.' This movie actually reminded me, when I first heard about it, of Harriet the Spy, but it's entirely different and holds a flavor all its own.
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I like this movie because living a double life is exhausting even though her book bece a bestseller!Published 10 months ago by Capital One Platinum
This is a truly incredible film. The acting is of the highest degree, and the director uses their genius mind to really capture the emotional struggle this young girl goes through. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Anabel
One of my favorite Disney Channel Movies from when I was a kid. Still love it. As for shipping, I ordered it and 3 days later it showed up !Published 16 months ago by r. y