JOHN TUCKER MUST DIE (2006) ELEVEN, 8.30PM, PG, COM­EDY

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - HIGHLIGHTS -

Hell hath no fury like a teenage girl scorned, it seems, in this in­nocu­ous com­edy that en­ter­tains de­spite never liv­ing up to its vi­cious ti­tle. The tit­u­lar char­ac­ter ( Des­per­ate House­wives’ Jesse Met­calfe, be­low left) is a hunky ladies’ man, who is dat­ing three girls (Arielle Kebbel, Ashanti and Sophia Bush) si­mul­ta­ne­ously. When each dis­cover they’re not John’s one-and-only, they team up and plot to hu­mil­i­ate the jock. The scheme’s trump card is the re­cruit­ment of a goody-two-shoes new stu­dent (Brittany Snow) who pre­tends to suc­cumb to his charms to fur­ther his pun­ish­ment. Met­calfe proves a good sport, and the girls con­vinc­ingly sell both the sweet-and-sour as­pects of their per­son­al­i­ties. ★★★

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