Ran an die Braut (2001)

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Ran an die Braut: Directed by Tommy O’Haver. With Kirsten Dunst, Ben Foster, Melissa Sagemiller, Sisqó. A high school senior’s girlfriend breaks up with him. His friends try to make him think of something else. His friend’s sister Kelly helps him with the school musical. Spending time with Kelly has an effect.

“In the new tradition of taking a classic work and casting it as a high school romance (I guess this tradition began with u0026quot;Cluelessu0026quot;, which is still the best of the bunch), u0026quot;A Midsummer Nightu0026#39;s Dreamu0026quot; gets turned into u0026quot;Get Over Itu0026quot;, but as a nice (if occasionally heavy-handed) twist, the movie revolves around a high school production of that play. The really funny moments are provided by Martin Short as the nut-case head of the theatre department, and Ed Begley, Jr. and Swoosie Kurtz as the nut-case sex-therapist parents of the male lead. (There is also some nice slapstick involving a hapless exchange student and some unusually humiliating accidents involving the male lead.)u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe leads, Dunst and Foster, are solid. Iu0026#39;ve always liked Foster, and he is quite good here, and Dunst has a surprisingly nice voice (unless she was dubbed, but I think that it was her voice). Anyway, itu0026#39;s pleasant, occasionally inventive within the rigid confines of the genre, and has a few big laughs in it.”

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