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Throwback Thursday-Sugar And Spice (2001)

Young love is grand. But young love is not easy and might force the lovers to do something that might deemed immoral if not illegal.

In the satirical high school comedy Sugar and Spice (2001) Jack (James Marsden) and Diane (Marley Shelton) are the typical movie high school couple. He is the dark-haired popular, star of the football team quarterback. She is the blonde, slightly ditzy head cheerleader. It is a match made in high school heaven.

Finding themselves pregnant and kicked out of their parent’s houses, Jack and Diane move into a small apartment. The problem is that Jack’s part-time retail job is not enough to support them. Diane, with the help of her fellow cheerleaders, robs a local bank. But a rival cheerleader, Lisa (Marla Sokoloff) is onto the scheme and is more than willing to go to the police.

As a comedic satire of high school, it’s cute. While the premise is there, the narrative was not as fleshed out as it could have been.

Do I recommend it? Maybe, but that is on a good day.

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Scents and Sensibility (2011) Vs From Prada to Nada (2011)

2011 gave us two very different modern reboots of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility. Both very interesting movies, trying to put Sense and Sensibility in a different light.

Scents and Sensibility (2011)

Cast: Elinor Dashwood (Ashley Williams) and Marianne Dashwood (Marla Sokoloff)

  • Pro’s: It is very faithful to the novel, with the exception of a few modern changes.
  • Con’s: It screams Hallmark movie, which is fine if you enjoy that type of movie. It’s just a little bland for my taste.

From Prada to Nada (2011)

Cast: Nora Dominguez (Camille Belle) and Mary Dominguez (Alexa PenaVega)

  • Pro’s: This adaptation is very close to the book, again with some modern changes. I also like that there is an ethnic, multi-lingual flavor to this movie.
  • Con’s: None.

And the winner is…. From Prada to Nada. But that is my opinion. Maybe you prefer Scents and Sensibility.

 

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