But, this was a movie about being a teenage drama queen, not a middle aged male critic. There was supposed to be a lot of idiotic teenage drama in it. Most people don't like idiotic teenage drama, so this movie wasn't going to sit right with them. It is like Republicans taking irony at face value. Lindsay Lohan was acting ACTING! Get it? It was the same with Cameron Diaz, acting ACTING, in a lot of, "Sex Tape." Some critics just can't go that deep.
Another reason why this movie didn't do too well is because it was a bad movie. And - Alison Pill's face just is strange and off-putting. It is like someone shrunk her eyes down, and together, using Photoshop. She also bothered me in, "Pieces of April," not being a believable sister simply because of her her face. Girls, if you want leading roles, you must have big eyes, like Lohan, Holmes, Ryder, Hathaway, etc. Big eyes pretend more intensity of inner emotion.
But when a big-eyed lead is supposed to have a sister who is Alison Pill, it just does not work. But, like some other actors, Pill was chosen because of her superior acting ability, so, whatever. I just have a thing where some movies don't cast physically believable blood relatives. The worst example of this was in the dual portrayal of Brian Wilson in, "Love and Honor," or whatever that was.
Nevertheless, despite being a somewhat bad movie, this movie took turns that were unexpected. AND: this movie was made for ten-year-old girls! Disney made it! Lohan and Pill were both 17 when they made this movie, portraying girls who were both supposed to be 15 years old. Now, in real life, 15 year old girls usually don't want to go to see movies about 15 year old girls, because they'd rather learn what it is like to be 17 or 18, instead. It is girls who are between 10 and 13 who want to go see movies like, "Teenage Drama Queen"! So, don't just critique a movie like this in the same league as adult dramas - THIS movie is about being juvenile in every sense of the word.
Why am I posting about this movie? Because an LJ friend asked me what was my style in clothes for a female(?) I didn't know I had one. The only thing I could think of was Lindsay Lohan's army-green jacket in, "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen," (lol). So, I looked for a pic of it online, and I can't find one. But I did find a few other pics that I thought were hot, or not...