I Love You Beth Cooper

2009

I Love You Beth Cooper

Critics Consensus

Heavily reliant on stereotypes and shallow teen comedy clichés, I Love You Beth Cooper is a humorless affair that fails to capture the charm of its source novel.

13%

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Total Count: 119

32%

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User Ratings: 264,238
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Movie Info

When a geeky high-school valedictorian throws caution to the wind by expressing his love for a popular cheerleader during his graduation speech, life finally starts to get interesting in this coming-of-age comedy adapted from the book by journalist/author/screenwriter Larry Doyle. Denis Cooverman (Paul Rust) may have brains to spare; it's guts that he lacks -- or at least, he did until today. Stepping up to the podium to deliver an inspirational speech to his graduating class, Denis decides that the time has finally come to call out his classmates on their peccadilloes and declare his love for the prettiest girl in school -- Beth Cooper (Hayden Panettiere). Much to Denis' surprise, Beth responds by accepting an invitation to a party at his house later that day. But Beth's meathead boyfriend, Kevin (Shawn Roberts), is none-too-pleased that his high school prize is mingling with the biggest dweeb in school, and when Kevin shows up at his house and tears the place apart in a fit of rage, Denis, his best friend Rich (Jack Carpenter), Beth, and her friends Cammy (Lauren London) and Treece (Lauren Storm) all pile into Beth's car and flee for their lives. For four long years Denis sat silently behind Beth in class, pining for a way to make his love known. Now, over the course of one long night, Denis will finally get to know the girl of his dreams better than he ever thought possible. If he manages to survive until morning, it's sure to be the story of a lifetime.

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Cast

Hayden Panettiere
as Beth Cooper
Paul Rust
as Denis Cooverman
Jack Carpenter
as Rich Munsch
Alan Ruck
as Mr. C
Andrea Savage
as Dr. Gleason
Marie Avgeropoulos
as Valli Wooley
Josh Emerson
as Greg Saolog
Pat Finn
as Coach Raupp
Violet Columbus
as Sullen Girl (Angelica)
Anja Savcic
as Victoria Smeltzer
William C. Vaughan
as Paul Bergie
Darien Provost
as Paul Bergie
Samm Levine
as Convenience Store Clerk
Ellie Harvie
as Female Cop at High School
Dallas Blake
as Cop at Lake
Emily Tennant
as Raupp's Sophomore 2
Maggie Ma
as Raupp's Sophomore 3
Dharrol Alves
as Laughing Teen 1
Devin Douglas Drewitz
as Laughing Teen 3
Karyn Michelle Baltzer
as Laughing Teen #2
Lucy Lu
as Laughing Teen 4
Brandon Barton
as Party Boy 1
John Gulayets
as Party Boy 2
Dante Alridge
as Young Bully 1
Ifeanyi Obanye
as Young Bully 2
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Critic Reviews for I Love You Beth Cooper

All Critics (119) | Top Critics (38) | Fresh (16) | Rotten (103)

  • This is pretty average stuff.

    Aug 24, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Aug 21, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Toby Young

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • There's the potential for 'Superbad'-style comedy when Denis and his pal go on the run with Beth and friends, but the pace is slow and lines fall flat thanks to long pauses and hammy delivery.

    Aug 21, 2009 | Rating: 2/5

    Anna Smith

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • The story quickly -- and I mean quickly -- devolves into an unimaginative high school retread.

    Jul 13, 2009
  • This is dreadful. This is a pathetic excuse for a movie.

    Jul 13, 2009 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jul 10, 2009 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for I Love You Beth Cooper

  • Dec 02, 2011
    I Love You Beth Cooper is a terrible, unfunny, cliche, creepy, and boring comedy and is so bad that I could barely watch.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 26, 2011
    I cant decide if it was a good movie or a bad movie, cause Paul Rust was a bit cheesy, but harmless, but Hayden Panettiere was charming, yet unlikable. She changed her emotions so much you cant tell whether shes nice or shes a slut. It had funny moments and chessy moments, the plot has confusing things, but can be simple. The movie may have some charming moments or truth moments, but it has chessy moments and cliché, so a C+ for this movie.
    Angel G Super Reviewer
  • Aug 15, 2011
    I Love You Beth Cooper is a terrible, unfunny, cliche, creepy, and boring comedy and is so bad that I could barely watch.
    Jim C Super Reviewer
  • Jul 11, 2011
    Movies like this that makes me want to go and execute all those Hollywood producers who green light this shit.
    Mesh B Super Reviewer

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