The Secret Lives of Dorks Synopsis
In THE SECRET LIVES OF DORKS, Payton (Gaelan Connell) is a pathetic dork, a comic book geek whose high school career is one hopeless faux pas after another. Yet he’s a dreamer and madly in love with the head cheerleader Carrie (Riley Voelkel), who he...
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Los Angeles Times

By Annlee Ellingson
Johnny Severin and Nicholas David Brandt's otherwise clever and original script takes an unexpected turn at nearly every intersection,...
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Variety

By Scott Foundas
Winning performances by a number of fresh-faced newcomers are almost but not quite enough to recommend The Secret Lives of Dorks, a...
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42

The A.V. Club

By Mike D'Angelo
It’s arguable that the jocks and cheerleaders are this movie’s true heroes, without whom those pathetic dorks would never be able to find...
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The Dissolve

By Noel Murray
It has a good heart and a good cast, mixing Hollywood veterans with some of today’s better young TV stars. But the movie is strenuously,...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
A formulaic comedy that displays as much subtlety as its title.
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30

Village Voice

By Chris Packham
The Secret Lives of Dorks, starring Jim Belushi, is, well, the Jim Belushi of high-school romantic comedies: indifferent, kind of exhausted.
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The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
There’s no way to prepare yourself for how awful The Secret Lives of Dorks is.
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Rated PG-13 | For crude and sexual content throughout, and for language
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Tedious teen comedy hits every high-school-clique clich.
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