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John Tucker Must Die (2006)



Critic Consensus: This derivitive teen comedy tries to go for cute when it could use more bite.

Movie Info

Three teenagers two-timed by a local lothario decide to turn the tables on him in this romantic comedy. John Tucker (Jesse Metcalfe) is the big man on campus at his high school -- he's the captain and star player of the basketball team, he's got money, he's good-looking and charming, and he can have any girl he wants. However, the latter attribute is about to get him in serious trouble when three different girls at his school -- Heather (Ashanti), Beth (Sophia Bush) and Carrie (Arielle Kebbel) -- discover they've all been dating John at the same time. Determined to bring down the campus ladykiller, the girls devise a plan -- they pick a cute but socially clumsy girl who is new at school, Kate (Brittany Snow), and give her a crash course in stealing John's heart. Once Kate has John wrapped around her little finger, she's supposed to drop him like a bad habit and give him a taste of what heartbreak is really like. However, it seems that the early stages of the plan work a little too well, and John and Kate end up falling for each other for real. John Tucker Must Die also stars Jenny McCarthy, Penn Badgley, and Dan Payne.more
Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content and language)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jeff Lowell
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 14, 2006
Box Office: $40.9M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


Jesse Metcalfe
as John Tucker
as Heather
Penn Badgley
as Scott Tucker
Kevin McNulty
as Basketball Coach
Patricia Drake
as Coach Williams
Amanda Li
as Spelling Bee Girl
Jeff Ballard
as Cute Boy
Steve Bacic
as Skip No. 1
Dean Wray
as Skip No. 2
Jon Cuthbert
as Skip No. 3
Aaron Dudley
as Skip No. 4
Marc Menard
as Skip No. 5
Dan Payne
as Skip No. 6
Brendan Penny
as Teammate No. 1
Taurean Mills
as Teammate No. 2
Chelan Simmons
as Crying Waitress
Nancy J. Lilley
as Coach Claypoole
Devon Weigel
as Volleyball Girl
Yalda Etessam
as Goth Girl
Alf Humphreys
as Detention Teacher
Diana Ha
as Chinese Woman In The...
Donald Fong
as Chinese Man In Theat...
Fulvio Cecere
as Chemistry Teacher
Lucas McCann
as Game 2 Opponent
Karlie Locke
as Sign Language Girl
Barbara Kottmeier
as Beautiful Girl No. 1
Stephanie A. Locke
as Sign Language Girl
Nicki Clyne
as Beautiful Girl No. 2
Katya Virshilas
as Beautiful Girl No. 3
Bruce Morrison
as Referee #2
Stuart Cowan
as Freshman Flower Boy
Connor Widdows
as Freshman At Beach
Jessica Harmon
as Girl at Party
Chelsea Florko
as Freshman Girl No. 1
Maggie Ma
as Freshman Girl No. 2
Heather McEwen
as Freshman Girl No. 3
Amanda Crew
as Hallway Girl No. 1
People In Planes
as Indie Rock Band
Emily Tennant
as Hallway Girl No. 2
Amber Borycki
as Jennifer
Gareth Jones
as Lead Vocals
Alan Shearman
as Teacher in Thong No....
Archie Hahn III
as Teacher in Thong No....
Ian Russell
as Keyboards
Victor Isaac
as Guy At Party #1
Branden Williams
as Guy At Party #2
Kyle Coleman C.
as Guy At Party #3
Alfred E. Humphreys
as Detention Teacher
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News & Interviews for John Tucker Must Die

Critic Reviews for John Tucker Must Die

All Critics (103) | Top Critics (33)

Not the worst of its kind, but few over the age of 14 will find it worth forking out for.

Full Review… | August 17, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Succeeds in being passable romance comedy entertainment.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Designed as an ultimate revenge fantasy "John Tucker Must Die" is a moderately funny teen comedy with a few flashes of bawdy humor.

Full Review… | April 22, 2009

Rarely has a title promised so much, and delivered so little. John Tucker Must Die is toothless, gormless, witless, and, worst of all, deathless.

Full Review… | June 13, 2007

A high-school revenge comedy that aims at a teen audience yet manages to be witty without being snarky or sophomoric.

Full Review… | February 7, 2007
Film Journal International

Betty Thomas's sloppy storytelling and comic incompetence can be forgiven but to portray young women as flighty airheads obsessed with boys over all else is downright offensive.

September 5, 2006

Audience Reviews for John Tucker Must Die

Similar plot to The Other Women, but in high school. Preferable. Silly, but fun and not a long running time, so doesn't outwear it's welcome. Light bit of froth with a like able teen cast.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


Teen movie about a group of girls who gang up to teach their boyfriend a lesson for dating them all at the same time. Good cast. If you like Clueless and Mean Girls you will like this movie.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

Not much to see here.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

John Tucker Must Die Quotes

Kate: As for the girl that made John Tucker fall in love with her, she became a legend.
– Submitted by Criselle M (3 years ago)

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