They are the three biggest scammers on campus and with a combination
of arrogance and wit there is nothing they can't do. But when
this trio get caught cheating on their finals by super geek
Cool Ethan they have to pull every trick in the book to save
their skins. Ethan will let their little secret out of the
bag unless they help him get a date with one of the college's
most attractive girls...
like it could be a turkey, but it is very funny. By far and
away the best character is Ethan - who is so sad he has given
himself the nickname Cool Ethan. Ethan's room is a shrine
to the woman of his dreams but she doesn't even know he exists.
He follows her around videoing her and even collects her hair
and has made it into a hair doll with whom he converses on
a regular basis. Will he finally get the chance to date her
now that he is blackmailing three cool kids to help him? Get
a hold of a copy and find out.
movie is loosely based around the romantic Cyrano de Bergerac
tale - but there is no room for romance here (well, not
Schwartzman (Cool Ethan) is a little too good looking to play
such a nerd - he looks like a cross between Dustin Hoffman
and Tom Cruise - so the writers have turned him into a borderline
basketcase for good measure.
is even a very funny cameo appearance from Cameron Diaz (oh
and watch after the final credits have rolled because she
appears again). There is only one scene that is embarrassing
to watch. It is supposed to be romantic, but comes across
as sentimental rubbish, but ignore that scene it only lasts
for a few minutes and then Ethan spoils everything by waltzing
this won't be everyone's cup of tea I found it to be a well
thought out and hilarious teen movie. Well worth getting hold
of - the sock ventriloquism scene still cracks me up.