Prom Movie Review Summary

Actors: Aimee Teegarden, Thomas McDonell, DeVaughn Nixon, Danielle Campbell

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Nova is her high school's class president and is in charge of prom. She and her friends go through the ups and downs of finding a date, a dress, and organizing what they all hope to be the best night of their lives. The boys find creative ways of asking the girls to prom, some ending in humorous results. When the school shed containing all the prom decorations burns down, Nova is in panic mode with only three weeks left before the event. The principal assigns the resident rebel Jesse to prom decoration duty as "punishment" for his delinquent behavior. Nova likes another boy, who doesn't ask her to Prom, so she finds this arrangement of having to babysit the "bad boy" utterly repulsive. Plus Jesse is a prom cynic and finds the event to be super lame. However, as time progresses, Nova realizes he's not as bad as everybody thinks, and starts to like him. When Nova's dad overhears her confess that she likes Jesse, he talks to him forbidding him to take Nova to the dance. Nova goes to prom alone, but Jesse against all odds shows up at school and officially asks her.
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Best part of story, including ending: I try to imagine myself in these high schoolers shoes and though it seems a little shallow, I guess this may be the biggest night of anybody's adolescent life.

Best scene in story: The fountain scene in the end.

Opinion about the main character: Nova is a control freak and is so out of her element when she is paired up with Jesse, but it helps her for the better because she learns to be more open-minded.

The review of this Movie prepared by Tina Medina a Level 30 Banded Kingfisher scholar

This is the story about a prom, the one night which seems so important in high school.   Aimee Teegarden plays the lead character named Nova. She is an incredible high school student, who has it all together. Not only is she the top of her class academically, she is also the class president, and she is the organizer for the prom. Nova wants to make the prom night special, so everyone will have a fond memory. She meets Jesse (played by Thomas McDonell) who is the opposite from her world. Jesse is a tough guy, always in trouble, a loner and an outsider. Jesse simply wants to get out of high school and never think about it again.

The football quarterback, Tyler (played by DeVaughn Nixon) and his long-time girlfriend Jordan (played by Kylie Bunbury) are a shoo-in to win the titles of prom King and Queen. Justin (played by Jared Kusnitz) and Mei (played by Yin Chang) are also an item, with plans to stay together after graduating high school, but Mei has not told Justin she was accepted at a prestigious school, which means she must move to New York and no longer be with him. Lucas (played by Nolan A. Sotillo) is in love with Simone (played by Danielle Campbell) but he has not told anyone about this, except his best friend Corey (played by Cameron Monaghan). Lloyd (played by Nicolas Braun) is a nerdy shy guy, who cannot get a date for prom so he takes his sister Tess (played by Raini Rodriguez).   Rolo (played by Joe Adler) is a goofball who tells everyone he has a hot date for the prom, an older college age woman. Nobody believes him.

Nova needs Jesse's help working on the decorations for the prom. He likes her, so he agrees to help her. As they get to know each other better, while working closely together on the prom decorations, they fall in love. They even go on an adventure to spy on the neighboring high school's prom decorations. This is because they find out at the last minute both high schools, only a few miles apart, have the same theme for the prom. They are happy to discover the other school's decorations are lame.

Right before prom Jordan breaks it off with Tyler. She thinks he has been cheating on her. Tyler asks Simone to the prom telling Simone he broke up with Jordan so he could go with her instead, which is a lie. Because of this, Simone cancels plans she had to go out with Lucas to a rock concert. Lucas begs her not to go to the prom and finally gets up the courage to tell her he loves her. She still goes anyway. Lucas takes his best friend Corey to the rock concert, mending their friendship. All the attention Lucas was paying to Simone, neglecting him, was upsetting Corey. Lucas knows this was a bad way to treat his friend. Nova's father finds out about the relationship between his daughter and Jesse who he considers a loser. He meets with Jesse. He convinces Jesse not to see Nova because he will hold her back from her good future she has worked so hard to achieve. Because Jesse loves her, he agrees. Jesse tells Nova he will not go to prom.

At the prom, Nova is miserable even when everyone else is having a good time. Justin supports Mei's decision to move away to go to school in New York, so they make the prom night their last special night together. Lloyd's sister Tess has lots of fun dancing with her friends. Lloyd meets a girl, sitting alone without a date, and they hit it off. Rolo's hot college girl date shows up to everyone's surprise. As expected, Tyler and Jordan are crowned prom King and Queen, but Jordan refuses to dance with him. Simone finds out Tyler lied, he does not like her, Jordan actually dumped him, and he only invited Simone to the prom to save face. Simone refuse to dance with him also, then she leaves to go find the guy who does love her, Lucas, at the rock concert. Lucas and Simone kiss in the parking lot outside the rock concert while Lucas' friend Corey and Corey's mom, who has driven them there, look on smiling at the blossoming of sweet young romance.

Best part of story, including ending: Anyone that has been to a prom can relate to the characters in this movie.

Best scene in story: When Nova sees the beautiful fountain that Jesse has made for the prom. This is a nice scene because it is when their love for each other first begins.

Opinion about the main character: The one thing about Nova, that is really great, is she is very kind and sweet and not a stuck-up type of person that would normally be the stereotype of a high school student like her.

The review of this Movie prepared by Willi Vision a Level 31 Creepy Stalker Barn Owl scholar

Script Analysis of Prom

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   general coming of age story Age group    -   trouble in high school

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West    -   Midwest City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles Misc setting    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None    -   Occasional swearing

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