Hello loyal readers. It’s Saturday, which means its time for your weekly movie recommendation. This week’s movie is one that I’m way too old to like, but I do anyway.
“The Perfect Score” (2004) is about a group of very different teens who come together and hatch a plan to steal the answers to the SAT. When it was released, one critic described it as “The Breakfast Club” meets “Ocean’s Eleven,” and since I liked both of those movies I gave it a try.
The movie is obviously aimed at teenagers (and it has been many years since I was one), but it avoids much of the gross out comedy and nudity that has been the hallmark of teen films lately. I found it to be a funny, touching, and entertaining film, which was much better than I expected.
It has several hot young stars in it, including Chris Evans & Scarlett Johansson, and a hilarious cameo by Matthew Lillard. However, I must make special mention of Tyra Ferrell as Desmond’s Mom (yes, that’s really her character name) for her fiery yet endearing maternal figure.
So this week, whether you’re a teenager or not, I think you need to give “The Perfect Score” a try. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.