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Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    33

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 25

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Robert K. Elder

    It breaks director Billy Wilder's most important movie commandment: Thou Shall Not Bore. It's just not funny.

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  • 42

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    With no Jamie Lee Curtis as a volleying partner, though, Lohan's chipper energy is, like, so totally out of proportion given the colorless pliability of everyone around her.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    This junior chick flick merely reinforces superficial clichés one associates with female teens: petty fights, intense highs and lows, and self-absorption.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Sheri Linden

    Girls ages 6-14 will get a charge from the fashion show, animation effects and, to a lesser degree, the cartoonish antics. But like most adolescent histrionics, the pic's impact on adults will be limited to mild amusement alternating with annoyance.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 11+

Enjoyable movie about the trials of being a teen.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has a couple of PG-level bad words. Of greater concern is that Lola lies, steals, and takes risks with very mild consequences, though she learns some lessons. She wears very skimpy clothes more revealing than even a free-spirited mother who throws pots for a living would permit. A character has an alcohol abuse problem. We see him drunk, and later he says he is getting treatment. In a very odd moment, Lola's big triumph comes when he returns her necklace to her in front of her friends, seen merely as proof that she told the truth when she said she had been at his party. No one questions why she was taking her necklace off at his apartment or whether she was doing anything risky or improper there.

  • Families can talk about Lola's comment that she lied to make herself seem more interesting. Why does Carla pretend that she got the part she really wanted? Are there girls like Carla in your school and how do people feel about them? Why was Ella so surprised that her parents would let her go to the concert? How does Lola feel about Stu after she meets him?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Lola lies, steals, and takes risks with very mild consequences, though she learns some lessons.

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence: Car crash.

  • sex false0

    Sex: Very skimpy clothes for a 15-year-old.

  • language false0

    Language: A couple of mild bad words.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Character abuses alcohol.

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