How to Deal [VHS] [Import]
Mandy Moore stars as Halley, a young hip high school student who believes that love will never happen to her and that her life is a mess. Her father is marrying a woman she can't stand, her mother is alone, her sister's wedding plans are taking over her life and her friends at school only care about cheerleading and football. All seems lost until she meets a boy who shows her what love is all about.
With "How To Deal" while yes there is quite a bit going on drama-wise, but there's also a lot of smart arse remarks that get made too.
Granted I remember the first time I saw this movie back when it first came out - I HATED IT WITH A FIERY VENGEANCE! Couldn't stand it. Maybe I was just too young to fully understand it? I don't know.. However these days, while truly doubt I'd ever actually spend the money to buy the film, renting it every now and then - that I would certainly recommend. Especially to fans of Mandy Moore movies or even just to someone who needs something different (something you wouldn't normally find in their DVD collection) to watch.. ;)
There are numerous plot twists that are fairly interesting. Also, Mandy's character goes through emotional changes of heart and describes them well. It makes you remember what it was like being a teenager. Oh, the DRAMAZ!
A good chick flick to rent with your man or your friends.