I Love You, Beth Cooper

July 10th, 2009


I Love You, Beth Cooper

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A nerdy valedictorian proclaims his love for the hottest and most popular girl in school - Beth Cooper - during his graduation speech. Much to his surprise, Beth shows up at his door that very night and decides to show him the best night of his life.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 5.2/10 (13,109 voted)

Critic's Score: 32/100

Director: Chris Columbus

Stars: Hayden Panettiere, Paul Rust, Jack Carpenter

When Dennis Cooverman gives the commencement speech at his graduation, his friend tells him to let it all out. So he proclaims his love for Beth Cooper the head cheerleader, and reveals things about everyone in the graduating class as well as some other people. Later Beth confronts him and he invites her to a graduation party at his house. And to his surprise she and two of her friends show up. But also some of the people he offended with his speech. And one of them is Beth's boyfriend who she just broke up with. So they all get in Beth's car and drive away. And what follows is wild adventure.

Writers: Larry Doyle, Larry Doyle

Hayden Panettiere - Beth Cooper
Paul Rust - Denis Cooverman
Jack Carpenter - Rich Munsch (as Jack T. Carpenter)
Lauren London - Cammy
Lauren Storm - Treece
Shawn Roberts - Kevin
Jared Keeso - Dustin
Brendan Penny - Sean
Marie Avgeropoulos - Valli Wooley
Josh Emerson - Greg Saloga
Alan Ruck - Mr. C
Cynthia Stevenson - Mrs. C
Pat Finn - Coach Raupp
Andrea Savage - Dr. Gleason
Violet Columbus - Sullen Girl (Angelica)

Taglines: Popularity is nice. Popular girls are not.


Official Website: Official site | Official site [France] |

Release Date: 10 July 2009

Filming Locations: Golden Ears Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada

Box Office Details

Budget: $18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $4,919,433 (USA) (12 July 2009) (1858 Screens)

Gross: $14,793,904 (USA) (27 September 2009)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

In the afterword to the book this film was based on, author Larry Doyle admitted he initially conceived this story as a movie. When he was unable to generate interest, he published the story as a novel. It subsequently generated enough popularity to spark interest in adapting it for film, and Doyle was invited to write the screenplay.

Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Beth is offended and says her "brother is retarded", she is clearly not saying "brother".

[first lines]
Rich Munsch: You will never see her again. Nunca!

User Review

Surprisingly Bad & Unfunny

Rating: 4/10

After seeing a trailer that seemed to have promise I was rather surprised at how much this film lacked any laughs. This fault lies with the directing and editing. The actors seemed to give performances up to that of any other teen comedy, but the timing of the whole movie was off.....and in comedy, timing is everything! The fact that the story has little character set-up and uses every cliché stolen from numerous comedies before it does not help the ill paced scenes.

I managed to leave the theater without requesting my money back, but you know when people in the audience are having full conversations during a film, it is hardly holding anyone's attention.

Pass at the B.O. and only rent it on DVD if you have an unlimited plan and are running out of things to see.


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