Read It and Weep

2006 NR 1h 25m DVD

Read It and Weep

2006 NR 1h 25m DVD
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The target of endless verbal abuse at school, 14-year-old Jamie (Kay Panabaker) documents her pain in a private journal. When she unwittingly submits the journal to a writing contest, Jamie becomes famous and very, very popular. Stardom comes at a price, however, and Jamie must judge the quality of her own character. Director Paul Hoen brings Julia De Viller's book to life in this screen adaptation originally aired on the Disney Channel.
Kay Panabaker, Danielle Panabaker, Alexandra Krosney, Marquise C. Brown, Allison Scagliotti, Jason Dolley, Chad Broskey, Tom Virtue, Connie Young, Robin Riker, Nick Whitaker
Paul Hoen
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
age 8+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this made-for-TV movie portrays stereotypical high-school students, grouping them into neat little cliques including "populars" and "jocks." The only ones who escape shallowness are Jamie and her best friends. Jamie's character is strengthened by her struggles with the pressures of success; the self-awareness and confidence she gains by listening to her conscience is a worthwhile lesson for tweens and teens. Themes of friendship and loyalty are emphasized throughout the movie.

Sexual Content

Very mild: Boy/girl flirting and a couple of kisses.


Not applicable


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Jamie's parents are very much involved in her life, and the whole family pitches in to make their business succeed. Mom Peggy enjoys Jamie's stardom even more than Jamie does, and pushes her daughter to use all possible avenues to promote her success. High school students are stereotyped as jocks, popular kids, and geeks. One of Jamie's best friends is African-American.


Teens have all the latest high-tech gadgets, including cell phones and fancy laptops.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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