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Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004)



Average Rating: 3.9/10
Reviews Counted: 91
Fresh: 12 | Rotten: 79

Sloppily assembled fluff that won't have much of interest for anyone who isn't a preteen girl.


Average Rating: 3.7/10
Critic Reviews: 27
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 24

Sloppily assembled fluff that won't have much of interest for anyone who isn't a preteen girl.



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British actress/director Sara Sugarman makes her U.S. feature debut with the Disney-produced comedy Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, based on the young-adult novel by Dyan Sheldon and adapted for the screen by Gail Parent. The story concerns a popular urban teenager named Mary Elizabeth Cep (Lindsay Lohan), who is convinced her real name is Lola. Unfortunately, her family moves from fashionable New York City to a small suburb in New Jersey. Disturbed by her environment, Lola is quick to



Gail Parent

Jul 20, 2004


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All Critics (102) | Top Critics (31) | Fresh (12) | Rotten (79) | DVD (31)

A star vehicle with three flat tires and sugar in the gas tank.

April 9, 2004 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
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Dear Diary: The truth is that there's nothing much to confess in the made-for-tweens comedy Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.

February 25, 2004 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly
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Smug, sanitized fantasy, in which the hysterical blonde attention-seeker, in a succession of sparkly outfits, is uprooted from New York to the boring suburbs and learns boring suburban values like telling the truth.

February 24, 2004 Full Review Source: Village Voice
Village Voice
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Enjoyable movie about the trials of being a teen.

December 22, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Though Lohan and Fox are fun to look at, and Allison Pill is adorable, the film is pure mindless, ridiculous fluff.

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

Only the 13-and-under set will buy into the Confessions vision of teen-hood. Most actual teens have already noted the lack of opportunities for air-guitar montages.

September 11, 2006
Christianity Today

Mind-numbingly juvenile.

May 3, 2005 Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness
Lessons of Darkness

...a perfectly bland, homogenized, milquetoast piece of inconsequential would-be comedy fluff.

July 22, 2004 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

Sleep all day, party all night, never grow old, never die: it's fun to be a Disney starlet

July 21, 2004 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
Film Freak Central

...unapologetically geared towards the tween crowd, all other audiences be damned.

July 17, 2004 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

A self-absorbed sugar rush of a movie, this might please small girls but will leave a sour taste in everyone else's mouth.

May 14, 2004 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

A creative no man's land: nothing ventured, nothing gained, nothing worth watching.

May 1, 2004 Full Review Source:

An energetic cast and random lines of snappy dialog almost elevate this insipid comedy into something entertaining. But not quite.

April 24, 2004 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the Wall

I hope kids see through this film's slick production value and realize Lindsay Lohan's character is only a shade above contemptible much less worth their admiration.

March 24, 2004 Full Review
Star Newspapers (Chicago, IL)

Talk about drama - oh! The horror.

March 4, 2004 Full Review
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Bland, warmed over genre cliches masquerading as a movie.

February 29, 2004 Full Review Source: Cinemania pimps to is core demographic and gives nothing substantial in return.

February 29, 2004 Full Review
Talking Pictures (U.S.)

Somehow the film gets through its entire running time without ever having a plot.

February 26, 2004 Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly
Las Vegas Weekly

The movie's lame, but I'm inclined to agree with the kids on the Internet Movie Database message boards that Lohan could beat the crap out of Hillary Duff in a grudge match.

February 25, 2004 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

If Disney Pictures is looking to pander to the lowest urges of emerging girlhood, they have succeeded in this tacky and boring after-school special.

February 25, 2004 Full Review Source: Palo Alto Weekly
Palo Alto Weekly

We go home wondering exactly what lessons movies like these are supposed to be teaching our children.

February 25, 2004 Full Review
Philadelphia Weekly

Audience Reviews for Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen

CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE DRAMA QUEEN, like many Disney flicks, is teenage Hollywood fluff. Nothing special (or good) at all.
August 22, 2011

Super Reviewer

Another average chick flick. Wasn't awful, but it wasn't great. Another guilty pleasure. One of those films that you might watch now and again if you're bored.
June 23, 2011
Bethany Murphy

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really good film but it was lacking some stuff
August 18, 2010
erika bruhns

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