I Love You Beth Cooper Reviews

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Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
November 12, 2009
Sweet, funny, and smart in unexpected ways
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
October 30, 2009
A bimbo pride teen comedy whose cheerleader girl entourage of shallow sexpots gets enlightened too, about how 'useful' and even entertaining smart geeks with tons of brainy information to spare can be, even if totally lacking in hunk appeal.
Toby Young
Times [UK]
August 21, 2009
The real problem is that it doesn't have any heart. This is by-the-numbers film-making in which even those moments when the characters step off the merry-go-round to catch their breath feel manufactured.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
August 21, 2009
I Love You, Beth Cooper is just about worth seeing, thanks to likeable characters and at least one inspired gag, but it should have been a lot funnier and it falls short of hitting its emotional targets.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Drew McWeeny
HitFix
August 1, 2009
In its best moments, [it] proves to be more knowing about relationships and love than most movies of its ilk, and for those moments, I would say it's worth your time.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 31, 2009
...an amiable piece of work...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Fred Topel
Can Magazine
July 15, 2009
I know it's totally irresponsible and not even well constructed or performed, but it's so wrong I found it strangely compelling.
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
July 15, 2009
Bland as the day is long, 'I Love You, Beth Cooper' seems to be a movie pretending to be a comedy. This high-school-graduation-night road trip has been done much, much more enjoyably before.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
July 11, 2009
Silly, highly contrived and far from a classic, but it's ultimately a harmless comedic adventure with a terrific cast and plenty of mindless fun that should please its target audience: teenagers.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.25/10
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
July 10, 2009
The script by Larry Doyle, based on his novel, has some smart flashes, and a few of the young performers resemble real people and not the usual prefab teen idols.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
Kyle Smith
New York Post
July 10, 2009
Makes for a lively and refreshing glimpse into how the other half lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 10, 2009
Larry Doyle's book felt dangerous and wild, but the movie is safe and sentimental.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sue Pierman
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
July 9, 2009
Director Chris Columbus returns to his comic roots with a teen romp reminiscent of the '80s.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Luke Y. Thompson
E! Online
July 9, 2009
We've seen nerds pine for less-unattainable-than-expected hotties before, but rarely does it feel this real...and funny.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
July 9, 2009
An honest, earnest, dryly cutting coming-of-age comedy. Travels down a road of nostalgia that accurately portrays that very specific moment in a person's life when he or she realizes high school—and childhood—is over for good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
July 9, 2009
The story is timeless; this could have taken place when [screenwriter] Doyle graduated in '76 -- or any year, really, since the effects of high school linger throughout adult life and nerds are forever.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: D
Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au
March 4, 2011
It so desperately wants to be an '80s high-school romp, yet comes across as a film made by people who have never even seen one.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
August 19, 2010
It's nothing but a painful, tedious, cruel, and mean spirited exercise in sadism that actually tries to transform child molestation in to a comedic bit...
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