The Clique (film)

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Clique
The Clique film.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Michael Lembeck
Produced by Bob Levy
Leslie Morgenstein
Tyra Banks (executive)
Written by Lisi Harrison (novel)
Liz Tigelaar (adaption)
Starring Ellen Marlow
Elizabeth Sarah McLaughlin
Bridgit Mendler
Samantha Boscarino
Sophie Anna Everhard
Music by George S. Clinton
Cinematography Michael Weaver
Edited by David Finfer
Production
company
Distributed by Warner Premiere
Release dates
November 11, 2008
Running time
87 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Clique is a 2008 direct-to-DVD film directed by Michael Lembeck, based on the popular teen novel series by author Lisi Harrison. The film was produced through Alloy Entertainment and released through Tyra Banks' company Bankable Productions.[1]

Filming began in February 2008 in Rhode Island and ended in March 2008.[1]

Plot[edit]

Massie, Dylan, Kristen and Alicia are the most popular girls at their private school, calling themselves the Pretty Committee. However Massie is devastated when the Block family takes in the Lyons family, who have moved from Orlando, Florida with their daughter, Claire. Claire attempts to impress Massie by convincing her mother to buy her designer clothing at the mall, where she bumps into Dylan and the two become acquainted. Meanwhile, Massie meets a boy named Chris Abeley while horseback riding and immediately finds him attractive.

When the girls carpool together for school, Dylan and Claire recognize each other, but Dylan is forced to be cold to Claire due to peer pressure. At school, Claire bumps into Chris in front of the steps, which makes Massie jealous. Massie orders the girls to exclude Claire because she had a fight with her. Claire meets the eccentric Layne Abeley (Vanessa Marano), they become friends and they eventually made plans on Friday.

On Friday, Claire ditches Layne because Massie's mother invites Claire to Massie's weekend sleepover but eventually leaves due to teasing. In the morning, Layne comes by to hang out with Claire and Chris tags along. He reveals that he is Layne's older brother and Claire learns Chris has a girlfriend, unbeknownst to Massie, Claire teases Massie by brushing Chris's hair, which makes Massie scream because of jealousy.

Massie holds a meeting for Kristen's project, which is to create a homemade makeup line called Glambition. They see Claire swimming in the pool and they tease her about her cheap bathing suit, which brings Claire to tears. Later that night Claire goes to Massie's room to confront her but Massie is gone. In attempt to gain friends Claire Instant Messages Alicia, Kristen, and Dylan pretending to be Massie to drive the girls apart. They begin to act coldly to Massie and more friendly to Claire, much to Claire's delight and Massie's confusion.

When the Glambition makeup arrives, the girls get together to sort through the packages. They make snide comments at each other about their supposed dishonesty before realizing that Claire had manipulated all of them. They ambush Claire in a four way call and tell Claire that she doesn't belong there. Now friends again, the girls tell Massie that since the charity auction is on Chris' birthday, she should jump out of a cake to impress him and Massie happily agrees.

On a field trip to New York City, the Pretty Committee tries to sell their Glambition make up but their recipe contains peanut oil, which triggers allergic reactions in their classmates. In amidst the panic, Massie anonymously texts Claire to use Layne's oatmeal snack to reduce the swelling, which makes Claire the hero of the day. Kristen later tells Claire that she was very grateful that she told Claire her secret, that she lives behind the big mansion instead of in it.

At the charity auction, Claire meets Chris' girlfriend Fawn and debates over whether to let Massie be humiliated as punishment for all her cruelty towards her. However, her kinder side takes charge, and Claire prevents Massie from jumping out of the cake. Grateful, Massie tells Claire that maybe one day she can be part of the clique and that the only reason for her cruelty was that she considered Claire a threat, especially after her friends dumped her for Claire.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Common Sense Media gave the film three stars, praising the acting while calling it "materialistic".[2]

Soundtrack[edit]

No. Title Performer Length
1. "Go"   Rebecca Jones  
2. "Break It Down"   Free & Easy  
3. "Heaven On Earth"   Free & Easy  
4. "Hypnotique"   Free & Easy  
5. "Get Up and Go"   Alana D  
6. "Ur Perfect"   Juliet Shatkin  
7. "Look But Don't Touch"   Juliet Shatkin  
8. "Commit Me"   Alana D.  
9. "So Dangerous"   Alana D  
10. "Find My Place"   Samantha Boscarino  
11. "My Own Band"   Mellow Dee  
12. "What You Say"   Mellow Dee  
13. "Psycho 4 U"   CanDee Land  
14. "That Girl"   CanDee Land  
15. "Get Ur Good Time On"   CanDee Land  
16. "Ayo Ayo"   Clique Girlz  
17. "Here With Me Now"   The Clique Girlz  
18. "String Quartet No. 18"      

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Entertainment Tonight, "Exclusive: On 'The Clique' Set With Tyra Banks!". Archived from the original on 2008-04-06. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  2. ^ "Review: The Clique". Commonsensemedia. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 

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