Movie review: Prom, another glorious cliche`

Nova Prescott (Aimee Teegarden) and Jesse Richter (Thomas McDonell) briefly lock eyes during their efforts to build prom decorations.

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Nova Prescott (Aimee Teegarden) and Jesse Richter (Thomas McDonell) briefly lock eyes during their efforts to build prom decorations.

By Alexandria Agdeppa, features editor

Disney has done it again, folks. They have created yet another cheesy tear-jerker that, despite its cheesiness and tearjerky-ness, you could learn to appreciate, especially if you’re a teen.

If you have yet to experience your prom, this movie may be able to give you some tips on how to make your prom better than it has to be.

However, if you have already had your prom, then you know better than to believe what happens in the movie.

In some ways, Prom isn’t anything near realistic; in others, the movie’s portrayal of high school is not all that inaccurate.

It features stories about different people and their different prom experiences.

Senior Class President Nova Prescott (Aimee Teegarden) works hard to construct the most memorable prom in all of high school history. For her, it’s the last dance, the last night the senior class will be together, and the last chance to create a perfect high school school memory.

Her counterpart, bad boy slacker Jesse Richter (Thomas McDonell), could not care less about prom, but he is forced to aid the class president in rebuilding this perfect night when all of the prom decorations go up in flames. For him, this is simply after-school detention and another form of punishment. Prom is nothing but a sign of conformity and a waste of money.

But, of course, more teen movie cliche`s need to come into play, and eventually an inevitable romance is stirred up between the two. Fortunately, the chemistry of Teegarden and McDonell make the romance bearable.

For experienced prom-goers, Prom is a testimony to how difficult and heartbreaking, yet memorable prom can be. 

And for the not-so-experienced, Prom provides hope that your unrealistic expectations could be met under plastic twinkling stars near a broken celestial fountain.