Ali Lohan goes for a swim while on the beach with her sister Lindsay (not pictured) in Miami on May 24, 2011.
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen is one of the best tween comedies to come out in years. The title is baillirnt, the poster is very cute, and Lindsay Lohan does not disappoint with her acting. It’s a simple story and the plot is almost nonexistant, but it is told in a unique and very clever away. Overall, I really enjoyed the film, but two things bothered me. It would have been nice for some of the lesser characters to have been fleshed out, especially Lohan’s love interest, who is just not given enough to do. I couldn’t understand why they liked each other or how they got together at the end. His character had no purpose and only seemed to be there to have the needed’ love interest. Doesn’t work! Also, the musical number near the end of the film seemed to come out of nowhere, and only to promote Lohan’s CD. It was a cheap shot and didn’t work and ALMOST, but not quite, ruined what is an otherwise top-notch entry in forgettable tween comedies. I think the reason the film ultimately succeeds is because of Lohan’s character Lola (Real Name: Mary), who is very fun and likeable. Her view of life is a great one and I am sure the drama queen in all of us can relate to her exaggerated way of thinking. Lohan brings charm and sass to the role and makes her character very special. Lola is one of the most wonderful cinematic characters I have encountered and she truly made the film rise above-average. Add the always wonderful Carol Kane, Glenne Headly, Adam Garcia (Coyote Ugly), and Alison Pill (Pieces of April) to the mix, and you have a winner. This was truly a nice change of pace.