But I'm a Cheerleader Synopsis
Parents send their teen (Natasha Lyonne) to a rehab camp for homosexuals.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
This is one light comedy whose seriousness, hours later, lingers in the mind.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Not a great, breakout comedy, but more the kind of movie that might eventually become a regular on the midnight cult circuit.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Amusing and good-natured, but necessarily thin.
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63

San Francisco Examiner

By Wesley Morris
It's the year's funniest, most absurd sight gag.
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50

Chicago Tribune

Certainly no comedic masterpiece, but it does offer a few fine moments of biting satire.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Too limp to deliver.
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38

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
It's a lame and painfully overextended satire of homophobia.
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30

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
Limp satire isn't worthy of its good intentions.
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25

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
Repetitive and tedious.
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0

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Poisonously smug, one-joke indie comedy.
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Rated R | For Sexual Content Involving Teens and Strong Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Gay love satire for mature older teens and up.
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POSITIVE MESSAGES
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF