John Tucker Must Die
John Tucker Must Die ★★ 2006 (PG-13)
Title character (Metcalfe) is the resident B.M.O.C. who uses his looks and status to triple-time the three hottest girls in school, who end up learning about his cheating ways. The hotties plot unsuccessfully for revenge until they enlist the help of the ugly-duckling new girl, Kate (Snow), and the requisite makeover-to-lure-the-jerk ensues. Pic backfires in its girl-power message by resorting to cliches about female sensitivity, self-image, and estrogen side-effects and never gets as mean as “Mean Girls” or as darkly original as “Heathers.” 82m/C DVD . US Jesse Metcalfe, Ashanti, Arielle Kebbel, Brittany Snow, Sophia Bush, Jenny McCarthy, Fulvio Cecere, Penn Badgley; D: Betty Thomas; W: Jeff Lowell; C: Anthony B. Richmond; M: Richard Gibbs.