March 12, 2006

Ben Younger’s feature film debut was the brash yet hopelessly derivative Boiler Room (2000) that featured a cast of up-and-comers (like Giovanni Ribisi and Vin Diesel). The film spent too much time quoting Wall Street (1987) and trying too hard to be... 

The Perfect Score

February 22, 2005

It’s The Breakfast Club meets Ocean’s Eleven in this high-school comedy that doesn’t quite make the grade. Released after Johansson’s breakthrough role in Lost in Translation but filmed months before, The Perfect Score tried to... 

The Perfect Score

May 21, 2004

Billed as “The Breakfast Club meets Ocean’s Eleven,” The Perfect Score (2004) isn’t as good or as memorable as either one of these movies. It is a fairly standard comedy that exposes the hypocrisy of the SAT testing system and how it affects kids...