I Love You, Beth Cooper Synopsis
A high-school valedictorian proclaims his love for the hottest girl (Hayden Panettiere) in school.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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already seen it

By tdawger13
i actually saw this about a month back in a premovie showing, and it was really good, very american pie-ish...


By justine1937
You like have to like see this movie. it was like the best move i have ever like seen. OMG...

“I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER” -- Can a Nerd rehabilitate himself via Public Comments? = Rating: 7 of 10 stars (per an advance screening).

By jimchudnow
This is a mildly charming, generally sweet film mainly aimed at a teenage audience (which seemed to “relate” to & enjoy it). Nerdy high school valedictorian Denis (PAUL RUST), urged on by his best...

I Love You, Beth Cooper

By movielvr23
Beth Cooper is an excellent must-see movie. The film starts with high school valedictorian Denis Cooverman (Paul Rust) stating to the entire gymnasium that he's had a crush on cheerleader Beth Cooper...

Saw It Twice

By jaymielikessomeone
It was soooo funny. Hayden did so good in this movie. I never liked her until the movie came out. She and Paul were so funny together. Paul's best friend was so funny. It's a have to see movie.If you...

I love you, Beth Cooper

By KatcraZ
I laughed myself silly... It was absolutely hilarious!! This is a must see for the whole family!!!...

Good. Worth going.

By iLikeKettleKorn
Not amazing, not the best movie "EVER" but, is worth the cost of admission. Some good laughs and better yet, some good life lessons....

So not worth it

By tkdancer
Two long hours of sexual comments and typical high school boy dreams. I was not enjoying it and not really laughing. Seems like it was written by a teenage boy. Not worth the money and not...

i loved it!!!!!!!

By iloveyouedwardcullen
super duper funny! awesome teenage movie:) they should make a beth cooper 2!:D watch if u want to laugh!...

I Love Stunts Beth Cooper

By judemovies
Sometimes it was a bit slow but the movie had some good points that the audience seemed to enjoy and I got a few chuckles out of it. The stunts though they had were pretty good. I'm a former stunt...

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Rated PG-13 | For some teen drinking, language, crude and sexual content, drug references and brief violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Forgettable teen comedy has lots of sex and drinking.
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