Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The story is timeless; this could have taken place when Doyle graduated in '76 -- or any year, really, since the effects of high school linger throughout adult life and nerds are forever.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Isn't especially hilarious, but it has a warm sense of humor instead of a string of gross-out jokes. It'll be a cable mainstay.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Panettiere, I’m sad to report, is a dud as the title character, a supposed wild thang who never rises above the level of runty, obnoxious mall chick, down to the roll-on tan.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Isn't a terrible addition to the teen coming-of-age party movie catalog. It just feels dated.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This leaden teen comedy is meant to be lively, but it's curiously bland.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The film quickly turns unintentionally, and unrelentingly, awkward.
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Lumbering comedy, adapted by Larry Doyle from his own novel.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Although the teenage audience is notoriously undiscriminating, it's hard to imagine many kids turning out for this laugh-free comedy.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Aiming for the heartfelt hilarity of "Superbad," I Love You, Beth Cooper is just super bad.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
This unfunny, unoriginal, charmless teen comedy is so stunningly awful from start to finish, it's amazing to think its director has made a single film before, much less a dozen.
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32 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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