Trustworthy director and impressive lead, I'd say. I'd also watch out for that Sterling Knight actor - he plays Marks awkward son.
Identical twins Annie and Hallie, separated at birth and each raised by one of their biological parents, later discover each other for the first time at summer camp and make a plan to bring their wayward parents back together.
This is an homage to the counterpart scene in Zurück in die Zukunft (1985), in which Marty Mc Fly wakes up and finds his teen-aged mother caring for him.
Matthew Perry seemed slightly misplaced, even if he was the reason I went to see the film in the first place.
Not to mention the director being Burr Steers who directed one of my favourite films.
On the negative side of things the writing lacked in terms of Mark's relationship with his daughter.
The daughter didn't really seem to have a personality, now I'm not totally sure if this is down to Trachtenbergs terrible acting (one of very little who deliver poor performances actually) or poor character development but something was wrong there.
Quite moving and Mark is a much more 3 dimensional, well developed character than most PG-13 rated movies you see.
I genuinely cared about him, where as, even in Mean Girls, (which is particularly hilarious and legendary as far as contemporary teen films go) I didn't care too much for any of the characters.At 17 Mike O'Donnell is on top of the world: he's the star of his high school basketball team, is a shoo-in for a college scholarship, and is dating his soul-mate, Scarlet.But at what's supposed to be his big game where a college scout is checking him out, Scarlet reveals that she's pregnant.I could kind of tell how in the wrong hands this movie could have been embarrassingly bad, but Steers manages to balance the right amount of comedy with drama and turn it into something really worth seeing. I have to say, I didn't see it coming, and I never thought I'd say such a sentence, but this boy can do better than TV Disney movies.I'm kind of glad he has turned down re-make, Footloose, not only because it's a 're-make of footloose'.Mia Thermopolis has just found out that she is the heir apparent to the throne of Genovia.