I worked at a "tween" magazine for four years (which eek, seems like way too long looking back at it), so not only was I being paid to know who Miley Cyrus was dating this time or what Joe Jonas liked on his pizza, but I actually liked it. I watched High School Musical 1, part of 2 and avoided 3 all together. I slowly got sick of it all, which is why I eventually quit that job, but I'll never get tired of teeny-bopper movies. They are, in their own right, classics.
Last night, before I changed the channel over to watch Gossip Girl, I caught this scene from 13 Going on 30. It is the best. Ever notice how all teeny-bopper flicks have at least these three key elements: 1.) A villian 2.) An underdog 3.) At least one totally unrealistic element. Don't you just love how everyone already knew the moves to Jennifer Garner's "Thriller" dance in this scene? I always thought school dances would be like that in real life, but they weren't. Not even close.
Mean Girls is definitely on top of my list of all-time favorites. I wish that Lindsay Lohan would come back. She was so good in this movie. I always remember being so jealous of her red hair and the fact that she ended up with the hottest guy in school. Um yeah, that never happens either. (At least not to me, damnit!)
Clueless is so genuis. Which girl were you most like in highschool: Tai, Cher or Dionne? I bet you can guess who I was. Tai, of course! I wish I had had a friend like Cher to give me a makeover. Lord knows my eyebrows needed the help. There are rumors about Clueless 2 coming out, but I'll believe that when I see it!
Ok, was anyone else in love with Ethan Embry in Can't Hardly Wait? I was such a sucker for the quirky, shy guys when I was younger. Oh and what about Empire Records? He was in that movie, too. Liza, my cousin, Katie, and I would watch it over and over and over. We were freakin' obsessed. I definitely had an Ethan Embry phase--whatever happened to him?
Just writing this post is making me want to skip work to stay home and watch all four of these movies. I suppose I should be thankful that I actually have a job to go to at the moment. Next week will be a whole different story. Bleh.
Anyway, tell me: What are you favorite teeny-bopper flicks of all time?