The leader of an arrogant group of privileged schoolgirls, Massie Block (Elizabeth McLaughlin) finds her life takes an unexpected turn when her parents' friends -- a middle-class family with a self-assured teenage daughter, Claire (Ellen Marlow) -- move into the Blocks's guest house. In the tradition of Mean Girls, this direct-to-video teen comedy is based on the best-selling book series by author Lisi Harrison.
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- Michael Lembeck
- This movie is
Full Screen 1.33:1, Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; 4 behind the scenes featurettes; gag reel; Clique Girlz in the Studio: recording the movie's theme song.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this DVD based on the popular Clique book series by Lisi Harrison intends to make light of tweens' obsession with wearing the right clothes in order to fit in. The fashions themselves, the quest to achieve them, and the rude behavior that surrounds those who have them are all glorified. The music thumps a little louder and the shots are a little slicker when these 12-year-olds are parading down the school hallway in their designer duds.
- Sexual Content
- These seventh graders have never been kissed, but they obsess over older boys, even scheming to win a boy's affection by jumping out of a cake, scantily clad.
- Rude behavior and insults could be considered emotional violence to some.
- Girls call each other "bitch," among many other insults. Also "hell," "pissed."
- Social Behavior
- The message here, and parents might not be happy to hear it, is: Kids these days are smarter and savvier than adults might realize -- and can be much meaner too.
- Label worshipping to the extreme. From Prada, Fendi, Micahel Kors, Missoni and BCBG to the frowned-upon Gap and Old Navy, many mentions and much ado about clothing. Though she does not have the money to dress like the other girls, Claire lies, wheedles and takes donations from others to get the status symbols she thinks she needs.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Parents have cocktails at a party.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it