I didn’t expect much from this movie, but it surprised me.  Hayden Panettiere is not only smoking hot, but she brings personality to the screen.  Basic plot, it’s high school graduation and Denis Cooverman (played very well by Paul Rust), the Validictorian proclaims his love for the head cheerleader, Beth Cooper in the middle of his speech.  He also unloads some other worst kept secrets in the school.  Beth, embarrassed and intrigued, stops by Cooverman’s graduation party with his best friend (played Jack Carpenter, with a funny running gag about his sexuality) and her hot friends.  Beth’s jealous and steroid abusing boyfriend pursues and the chase is on.

Pros:  This movie stays relatively in the realm of reality.  The characters are realistic and have a history, probably because it’s based on a novel.  The story is also how Denis builds up the vision of Beth in his mind, only to meet the real Beth and have it shattered by her craziness.  But as the movie progresses, he gets to know the real person behind the cheerleader outfit.

Cons: None that I can think of really.  I guess if I really had to nitpick, some of the laughs are not all out belly laughs because there is a story here.  But so what?  Fuck it.  Forget I said anything.

Alan Ruck, AKA: Cameron from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, does a solid turn as Cooverman’s dad.  Nice to see him in movies again.   Larry Doyle’s screenplay and Chris Columbus’ direction compliment each other nicely.  Personally, not being much of a Harry Potter fan, this is a good alternative.

I give I Love You Beth Cooper 8 out of 10 keggers.  Hayden’s breasts get a 10.