Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen ★★ 2004 (PG)
Hip 15-year-old Lola (Lohan)—who decides her real name, Mary, isn't cool enough—is totally bumming when her divorced mom (Headly) grows weary of Manhattan's big city lifestyle and banishes her to a quaint New Jersey suburb. To make matters worse she is snubbed by the popular set at her new high school and decides to take action, which includes vying against ultrapopular Carla (Fox) for the lead in the school play. Along the way there's ample opportunity to witness the self-absorbed, shallow, and materialistic behaviors that drown out any positive messages for the 'tweener target group. Mediocre Disney production is based on Dyan Sheldon's successful book. 89m/C VHS, DVD . US Lindsay Lohan, Adam Garcia, Glenne Headly, Alison Pill, Carol Kane, Eli Marienthal, Sheila McCarthy, Tom McCamus, Megan Fox, Richard Fitzpatrick; D: Sara Sugarman; W: Gail Parent; C: Stephen Burum; M: Mark Mothersbaugh.