R | | Comedy
A prequel to the critically acclaimed series featuring Jerri Blank, a forty-six-year-old ex-junkie, ex-con who returns to high school in a bid to start her life over.
The role of Alice was originally intended for Natasha Richardson, but she was in France at the time that the scene was to be filmed. If Allison Janney hadn't been available, the next actress on their wish list was Joan Allen. They also considered the possibility of retailoring the part for Jennifer Coolidge.
What's shakin', Red? The carpet match the drapes?
The exterior of Flatpoint High looks completely different in the movie, compared to in the series which takes place immediately after.
Over credits cast dance in silhouette before breaking through the paper screen.
$43,141 (USA) (2 July 2006)
$2,068,323 (USA) (17 September 2006)
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