I Love You Beth Cooper
I Love You Beth Cooper (2009)

Heroes' star Hayden Panettiere stars as Beth Cooper, a high-school cheerleader who's plagued with romantic advances from the valedictorian of her class in the teen comedy I Love You Beth Cooper. Chris Columbus produces and directs… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: November 3, 2009
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Heavily reliant on stereotypes and shallow teen comedy clichés, I Love You Beth Cooper is a humorless affair that fails to capture the charm of its source novel.

Anna Smith
Time Out

There's the potential for 'Superbad'-style comedy when Denis and his pal go on the run with Beth and friends, but the pace is slow and lines fall flat thanks to long pauses and hammy delivery.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

The script by Larry Doyle, based on his novel, has some smart flashes, and a few of the young performers resemble real people and not the usual prefab teen idols.

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Simon Foster

It so desperately wants to be an '80s high-school romp, yet comes across as a film made by people who have never even seen one.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

The story quickly -- and I mean quickly -- devolves into an unimaginative high school retread.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

This unfunny, unoriginal, charmless teen comedy is so stunningly awful from start to finish, it's amazing to think its director has made a single film before, much less a dozen.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It's nothing but a painful, tedious, cruel, and mean spirited exercise in sadism that actually tries to transform child molestation in to a comedic bit...

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

This is dreadful. This is a pathetic excuse for a movie.

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

A flat, tired rehash of teen movie story tropes, the film attempts to have it both ways by winkingly acknowledging its secondhand origins.

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Rubin Safaya

The movie could have been much improved by slicing a few frames from each shot, and reining in Rust's weirdness just a bit%u2014so as to not contribute to the lumbering, hallucinogenic feel of his initial characterization.

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Careter
I Love You Beth Cooper is a terrible, unfunny, cliche, creepy, and boring comedy and is so bad that I could barely watch.
Richard C
The movie sucks. Grade: C-
Spencer S.
Studios who care more about money and less about substance and artistic distinction certainly had their tentacles in when this movie was getting greenlighted. I… More
Conner Rainwater
So incredibly bad and annoying. It takes all the bad parts of high school nostalgia movies and throws them into one. The characters are corny beyond belief and… More
Lewis C.
I'll be completely honest right up front, my interest in this movie was totally based on the fact that it has the sexy pair of Hayden Panettiere and Lauren… More
Nicki Marie
Wears out it's welcome a little, but not a total disaster. The acting starts out pretty poor, and the characters are unconvincing, but I did find myself… More