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Pretty Persuasion (2005)

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A 15-year-old girl incites chaos among her friends and a media frenzy when she accuses her drama teacher of sexual harassment.

Director:

Marcos Siega

Writer:

Skander Halim
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Evan Rachel Wood ... Kimberly Joyce
David Wagner David Wagner ... Morgan (as David T. Wagner)
Brent Goldberg Brent Goldberg ... Rick
Adi Schnall ... Randa
Elisabeth Harnois ... Brittany
Stark Sands ... Troy
Jane Krakowski ... Emily Klein
Michael Hitchcock ... Headmaster Charles Meyer
Danny Comden ... Roger Nicholl
Jaime King ... Kathy Joyce
Josh Zuckerman ... Josh Horowitz
James Snyder ... Dave
Ron Livingston ... Percy Anderson
Cody McMains ... Kenny
Mike Erwin ... Barry
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Storyline

Manipulative high school sophomore Kimberly Joyce leads her friends Brittany Wells and Randa Azzouni in bringing charges of sexual assault against Percy Anderson, their English and drama teacher at an exclusive private school in Beverly Hills. Meanwhile, local reporter Emily Klein, originally assigned to do an insignificant piece on the school, hopes that the scandal will launch her into celebrity in the television news business, while Kimberly's bigoted father, Hank, is concerned primarily with the effect that his daughter's accusations may have on his business. Written by Anonymous

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The devil wears a grey skirt and her name is Kimberly Joyce. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content and graphic dialogue involving teens, and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the casting office scene, the photos on the wall are of actual child actresses, including Tamara Hope and Lindsay Felton. See more »

Goofs

[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »

Quotes

Randa: [while watching pornography in which a woman is moaning loudly] How... how is it, please, that two men... at one time... how can this be?
Kimberly Joyce: One of them is doing her up the butt.
Randa: Up the... such a thing is not possible... it is too small, the aperture.
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Connections

References To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Summer Rain
Written by Smokey Hormel (as Gregory Hormel) & Miho Hatori
Performed by Smokey & Miho
Published by Show Poodle Music (BMI)/Miho Hatori (BMI)
Courtesy of Afro Sambas Records
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A fine mixture of "Election" and "Heathers"
9 June 2005 | by mike-1977See all my reviews

I saw a preview screening of this the other day and felt like I needed to get the word out on this movie pronto. It is SO wrong and twisted, I loved it. I won't give anything away, but Evan Rachel Wood is amazing -- actually, everyone was amazing. I'm so looking forward to this coming out this summer, cause I will definitely see it again.

I'm sure some people might compare it to "Mean Girls" but that's totally wrong. I would compare it more to "Heathers" although it's such a darker comedy that goes places you won't expect, that I really haven't seen anything like it before. This isn't about high school or really teen life, but more a social commentary about racism, sex, war, family, and fame -- or the lack of.

I'm looking forward to hearing what others think about the film. Anyone know if there's a trailer online?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 2006 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

Pretty Persuasion See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$58,570, 14 August 2005

Gross USA:

$305,800

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$537,126
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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