The Jerk Theory (2010)





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A nice-guy teen gives himself a bad-boy makeover, and quickly becomes the talk of the school before falling for a girl who doesn't give jerks the time of day. Labeled dull by his girlfriend and dumped for a guy who will treat her wrong, Adam decides that the time for being sensitive is over. Before long he's insulting every girl who comes his way - and they just keep coming back for more! But pretty Molly has dated her fair share of thugs, and now she's looking for a guy who will respect her. The old Adam would have been a perfect match, but Molly isn't falling for his new routine. Uncertain if his new approach is attracting the kind of girls he really wants, Adam realizes that he'll never find the right one until he drops the act, and focuses on just being himself.
PG-13 (for sexual references and language.)
Comedy , Romance
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Critic Reviews for The Jerk Theory

All Critics (2)

Shallow comedy about treating girls badly is a waste of time

Full Review… | May 5, 2015
Common Sense Media

It's in the 'comedy' aspect that this teen rom-com goes all wrong.

Full Review… | July 16, 2012

Audience Reviews for The Jerk Theory


This movie probably has the oldest cast playing high school students that I have ever seen. I watched the movie and tried convincing myself that they were in a strange college that had school dances because that was more believable to me. The ending was sweet and predictable.

Heather Metzger
Heather Metzger

Enjoyable. I watched this with my teenage daughter, and we both got a kick out of this. Nothing TOO terribly original, but still fun to watch. Well done..good actors.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

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I've got a soft spot for this kind of movies. I pretty much love it. Undoubtedly, Josh Henderson is a relevant factor in my liking of this movie, simply because he's smoking hot.

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