Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen

Movie Review by Nigel A. Messenger

Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Adam Garcia, Glenne Headley, Alison Pill, Eli Marienthal
Director: Sara Sugarman

Disney seem to be supporting two young actresses at the moment, Hilary Duff who’s having a successful TV, film and music career and now Lindsay Lohan whose latest movie CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE DRAMA QUEEN, seems to aim mainly at young teenage girls.

Lola (Lindsay Lohan) moves to a new school but has a problem fitting in, mainly due to a clash with the school’s popularity queen Carla (Megan Fox) and her two followers. With instant hate between them everything becomes a challenge including the lead role in the school play. But the real crunch comes when Lola’s favourite pop band breaks up and the battle is on to see who will get tickets for the final concert and go to the after-show party.

While CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE DRAMA QUEEN is unlikely to win any critical acclaim it is quite entertaining and even manages to throw in some fun little fantasy sequences to make the movie a bit different. Lindsay Lohan is a real talent and while the film showcases her, it doesn’t neglect the rest of the cast and in particular highlights Megan Fox who not only gives an excellent performance as the bitchy rival desperate to cling onto her popularity crown, but will also peak the interest of any males in the audience because she’s absolutely gorgeous.

My only slight criticism of the movie is that the girls seem to be playing younger roles than they actually are. Both Loham and Fox were actually seventeen at the time of making the film, but then again almost all films ‘play’ with the actors’ ages so that’s no big deal.

Other than that for a young audience, the film delivers a healthy if undemanding dose of light entertainment with a small spoonful of Disney’s moral fibre in the background message.

4 out of 6 stars

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