Directed by: Mark Rosman
Written by: Leigh Dunlap
Produced by: Clifford Werber, Michael Rachmil, Ilyssa Goodman, Peter Greene, Hunt Lowry
Other cast: Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge, Chad Michael Murray, Dan Byrd
Release date: July 16, 2004
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Running time: 1h 35min
Sam, a teenager in California, is obliged to work as a janitor and dishwasher in the diner of her stepmother. After a cell phone mix-up, Sam begins an anonymous text-messaging and e-mail relationship with a boy. They agree to meet at a school dance, but when Sam finds out that her secret pen pal is none other than Austin Ames, the cutest boy in school, she panics and looks for a way to make herself cooler.
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• That won’t be necessary because I quit too. And you know what? The only reason why I stayed around and put up with you for all those years is because of that girl. And now that she’s free of you, there is nothing stopping me from kicking your butt.