Friday, 20 February 2004
Though aimed straight at the teenage girls who were the audience for the popular novel it’s based on, “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen” is likely to be accessible and amusing to any audience. Directed by Sara Sugarman, new to American movies, it’s inventive, graceful and lively, stylistically a perfect match to its young heroine, played by Lindsay Lohan.
Lohan is one of the great finds of her generation. She was on a couple of soaps, then did the entertaining remake of “The Parent Trap” for Disney. She then stepped back from acting for a few years, returning last year with her creative performance in “Freaky Friday.” She played the daughter who traded bodies with her mother, played by Jamie Lee Curtis. And she had a song at the end.
She sings in “Confessions,” too, several times, and indeed the movie teeters ...