Sunday, July 29, 2007

OMG, BFF, etc.

Like last year's Beerfest, I thought Bratz would examine the food and drink of the German leisure class. Apparently not.

Saturday morning: I'm sitting in an audience of young fans who were thrilled to be among the first to see a long-awaited movie based on a series of toys. Why did this sound familiar? Oh yeah, I did this last month with Transformers.

I don't know much about the Bratz line of dolls -- something about how they give young girls a racy impression of how they should dress -- but the movie was fairly tame. In a high school that enforces cliques in an effort to keep everyone in their place, four freshmen with disparate interests try and fail to stay together. They reunite with the intention of rebelling against the queen bee (pictured above, right).

As you can imagine, there are shades of Mean Girls and John Tucker Must Die, but nothing resembling the edginess of Heathers. And while there were plenty of makeover moments, the filmmakers missed out by not giving us a makeover montage (montage!).

I don't really know what else to say.

5 comments:

Mainline Mom said...

A Bratz movie? UGH. I hate those little dolls.

Neel Mehta said...

Fortunately, with boys, you won't have to experience the Bratz effect as a parent.

Your sister, however, may have to fight that battle.

Mainline Mom said...

True. There have been many times in the past few weeks that I have seen teenage girls or some kind of media influence and said "thank God I have boys...so far." I have this idea about adopting a baby girl out of China or somewhere, but gotta wait a few years to even really think about that.

RC said...

this movie made the vomit summer list and sounds about on par with expectations.

Quinn said...

Horrendous products producing a horrendous movie?

But did I see in the commercial that they attend "Carry Nation High School"??? Snaps for obscure historical reference.