Bad Moviethon #20 – John Tucker Must Die 


(note: just realised that I owe a few people replies on the last supernatural post – I’ll get to it!…eventually…)

#20

…in which I examine if bad movies really deserve their woeful rotten tomatoes score

Rotten Score: 26%

Synopsis:

After discovering they are all dating the same same guy (Jesse Metcalfe), three popular students from different cliques band together for revenge, so they enlist the help of a new gal in town and conspire to break the jerk’s heart, while destroying his reputation.

This is basically the ultimate fuckboi movie. 

John Tucker is the quintessential high school quarterback hot stud douche. All the girls love him, all the guys want to be him. Everyone’s existence is dependent on him somehow. 

Somehow, a new girl swans into town and immediately identities John Tucker as a effboy because her mom has dated a long line of effboys (hence why they keep moving lollllll). 

Coincidentally, New Girl happens to work at a restaurant for five minutes and determines that John Tucker has three girlfriends. She also manages to get herself in detention with those three girls and the nasty truth is revealed. 

To make things worse, John Tucker dumps all of them with the same speech. 

New girl then helps them concoct their ultimate revenge plan – destroy his rep and when that fails, make John Tucker fall in love and then cruelly reveal it was all a trick. 

The new girl is basically one huge deux ex machina. She even sets the pace for her own happy ending by crushing on John Tucker’s brother early on. By the way, no one thought it was weird to make the other love interest the biological sibling of the main antagonist? 

Oh and no one thought that Penn Badgely’s hair was a huge no-no? 

Well. 

Actually, it was kind of cute. 

Anyway, after some hilarious hijinks in which John Tucker remains unbothered and unscathed, the movie ends up with him…remaining unbothered and unscathed. 

Yeah, he literally goes back to his fuckboi ways and everyone is like, ‘LOL, THAT GUY IS SOMETHING ELSE!’. He’s literally openly dating multiple people at the end of the film. 

The moral of the story seemed to be… you can’t con a conman because they have no moral compass?

Sadly, that’s true. However, this is movie. It was supposed to deliver me a dead John Tucker, but it didn’t and I am deeply disappointed. 

That being said, I think this movie warrants a 50% at least. 

It was entertaining and endearingly stupid and there was no noticeably bad acting. The soundtrack was cool, too. 

Verdict: 5/10

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