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Director  Shane Dawson
Distributor  Starz
Writer  Dan Schoffer
Language  English
5.3/10 IMDb


Genre  Comedy
Duration  
Country  United States
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Release date  September 19, 2014 (2014-09-19)
Cast  Shane Dawson (Scott), Cherami Leigh (Tori), Drew Monson (Joel), Lisa Schwartz (Marissa), Michelle Veintimilla (Janie)
Similar movies  All Ladies Do It, Jamon Jamon, The Last American Virgin, The Great Beauty, Zandalee, The Wolf of Wall Street

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Not Cool is a 2014 American romantic comedy film directed, produced, and edited by Shane Dawson. The film centers around a group of high school friends reuniting over their Thanksgiving break during college. It is one of two films that were produced for the Starz reality competition show The Chair, where the competitors use the same screenplay to create their own film. The film stars Cherami Leigh, Shane Dawson, Drew Monson, Michelle Veintimilla, Lisa Schwartz, and Bill Laing.

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Plot

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In a small Pennsylvania town, a group of high school friends reunite during a Thanksgiving break from their college classes. Former prom king Scott (Shane Dawson) is dumped by his hyperactive, erratic girlfriend Heather (Jorie Kosel) and finds a new love interest in Tori (Cherami Leigh). Meanwhile, Scott's younger sister Janie (Michelle Veintimilla) is approached by Joel (Drew Monson), who tries to woo her using the knowledge that he has gained from her social media posts.

Cast

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  • Cherami Leigh as Tori, is an 18-year-old girl who is the main character and narrator, she is known to be very downbeat and suicidal, but then she falls for her old bully, Scott, who has changed since high school.
  • Shane Dawson as Scott, an 18-year-old, who starts to develop feelings for one of his old high school victims after he notices that she has changed.
  • Drew Monson as Joel, is an 18-year-old nerdy "player" who has feelings for Scott's younger sister Janie.
  • Michelle Veintimilla as Janie, is a 17-year-old popular girl, who is Scott's younger sister, who looks all put together on the outside, but is really lonely on the inside.
  • Lisa Schwartz as Marisa, Tori's successful, blind, 22-year-old sister, who is getting married to what Tori considers a "freak show/nutjob" named Gil.
  • Bill Laing as Ray, is Scott and Janie's father, who is selling his store that Scott and Janie love, and Joel works at, so he can be with a woman named Anastasia.
  • Jorie Kosel as Heather, is Scott's erratic and hyper ex girlfriend who is obsessed with sex, and anything that involves sex. She ends up forcing herself on Scott at a party, and humiliating Tori when she walks in on them.
  • Production

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    Not Cool, along with Anna Martemucci's Hollidaysburg, is one of two films sponsored by the Starz reality competition show The Chair. The films vied for a $250,000 prize based on multi-platform voting system. The film cost $800,000 and took 20 days to shoot.

    Release

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    The film was released through Starz Digital Media theatrically on September 19, 2014.

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    The film was released digitally on September 23, 2014.

    Reception

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    Not Cool was panned by critics. Review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 14% rating based on seven reviews with an average rating of 2.1/10. On another review site; Metacritic, which assigns a rating out of 100 for reviews from mainstream critics, the film has received an average score of 1, based on 4 reviews, indicating "overwhelming dislike", becoming one of seven films to currently hold this rating; the other six being Bio-Dome, Chaos, inAPPropriate Comedy, The Singing Forest and 10 Rules for Sleeping Around.

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    Frank Schreck of The Hollywood Reporter gave the film a negative review, stating, "Filled with ethnic stereotypes, scatological humor, profane language and characters who are not so much caricatures as cartoons, Not Cool well lives up to its title." Neil Genzlinger of The New York Times opined that the "characters are vile; the acting is terrible (Mr. Dawson, who has had some YouTube success, cast himself in a leading role); the tone is a confusing mishmash; and there’s not an original thought or joke in the thing." The Los Angeles Times also gave it a negative review, calling the film "an abyss, an insult to the craft of filmmaking, storytelling and entertainment in almost every way."

    On the final episode of The Chair, broadcast on November 8, 2014, it was revealed that Dawson's film won the prize. The results were tabulated with SurveyMonkey, where Not Cool averaged a 63 out of 100 in comparison to Martemucci's film which averaged a 58. In total, 39% of the votes cast were disqualified for lack of evidence that the voter viewed both films. Chris Moore, executive producer of The Chair, noted that Dawson's film was mainstream. The Chair producer Zachary Quinto called Dawson's film "ultimately a vapid waste of time," but was "glad Shane won — he set out to do what he wanted to do."

    References

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