This is as close to a nothing movie as
I've ever seen: no one to like, no one to care about, not much
humor that works, and a message that all teenage movies have.
That message is be yourself, don't copy
everybody, and do something original. If only the film had followed
its own advice.
To sum it all up, I'd call it teens in
heat or raging teen hormones. Get the picture?
Whatever It Takes
is a pointless, dull, and highly unoriginal teen comedy whose
outcome can be viewed in the first five minutes.
The message? To be cool, be yourself. And
if you ever go looking for your true heart's desire, try looking
at the girl next door. Romance is always hiding in the
most obvious places.
Whatever It Takes,
avoid this teenage romantic comedy. The film doesn't even bother
to hint at why certain characters are attracted to certain others.
The movie has the unusually odd logical
arrangement of everyone wants sex, but only the bad kids actually
The young male star is pulled into bed
(at least twice) by the prettiest girl in school, but her personality
keeps him from consummating the act. Anyone who thinks that a
teenage boy could be so hung up over personality has no understanding
of biology. This emotional falsehood saturates the picture.