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Soap opera for teens.
Soap opera for teens.
All Critics (95)
| Top Critics (35)
| Fresh (26)
| Rotten (69)
| DVD (10)
The pop diva goes down with the bubbles in this hopelessly shallow soap opera.
I've seen a lot of dumb teen romances in the last couple years, but How to Deal, is a welcome exception.
After a while the bad lighting, graceless editing, sluggish dialogue and self-conscious performances begin to seem like marks of authenticity, as if the movie had been made not just for and about teenagers, but by them.
Painless to watch, but it's marred by some significant flaws.
A bad, unimaginative story posing pretentiously as the very opposite.
Another soundtrack-driven, disposable, not entirely objectionable teen movie.
How to Deal would be a terrible movie anyway, but here are seven reasons parents with children under 13 years old might want to practice due diligence: sex scenes, the F-word, teenage pregnancy, teenage death, tobacco use, alcohol use, drug use.
Even Moore fans may find this hard to deal with.
Fails to acknowledge the real problems teenagers face.
Will enthral pre-teen chippies with its wholesome, marshmallow-peep-sweet vacuous-ness.
[T]his is a movie that teenage girls -- and nearly no one else -- should enjoy.
In delivering its message of teen perseverence, How to Deal piles on "issues" without finding a reasonable connective narrative.
Nice little teen movie featuring a younger Mandy Moore. I actually upped my rating half a star after a recent re watch. I can remember when I first bought this I found it so-so, but actually I think that was harsh.
Yes, it's a little too cute, but some very real issues are dealt with here such as parents breaking up, first love, and teen pregnancy. The cast are all just lovely. Alexandra Holden is quite an underrated actress, and I liked the guy who plays Mandy's boyfriend (not sure who he was).
Mandy's character, Halley is very spiky and strong for a teen movie. A nice change from the usual.
Enjoyable. Vastly better than many teen movies I have seen. Not bad soundtrack too.
I guess this is a chick flick, but I enjoyed it. Poor Halley suffers through her parents getting divorced, her best friend getting pregnant, her grandmother moving in - all at the age of 17. Because of all these failed relationships, she decides no love affairs for her, but of course fate has another plan for her.
Uhhhh, Mandy Moore is cute with short hair.
Loved it. It was really good and funny.
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