The Jerk Theory (2009)
The Bad Boy Done Good
Adam Dynes (Josh Henderson) was once a nice guy, that is until his girlfriend destroyed him by dumping him for a bad boy. It leads him to reinvent himself as a bad boy, a real player and babe user who advises his mates on how to treat them mean and keep them keen. And it works for him because as the lead singer of a High School rock band he gets plenty of girls throwing themselves at him. The trouble is that the girl who Adam really likes, Molly Taylor (Jenna Dewan Tatum), isn't falling his bad guy routine and causing Adam to reconsider whether being a bad boy is really who he is.
Jenna Dewan Tatum in a school uniform looking seriously hot, it is wrong to say but it is one of the things which "The Jerk Theory" trades on, that fantasy. The other thing is the youthful appeal of Josh Henderson whether it is being the treat them mean keep them clean bad boy or the more sensitive, caring one. Beyond the appeal of its main stars "The Jerk Theory" is sweet but incredibly ordinary with far too many High School movie cliches tossed in there.
What do I mean? Well we get the usual array of things from the friend who tries various dating tricks he learns on TV only to end up looking the fool every time. There are also the lies and secrets which get revealed which cause problems. But worst of all there is the dilemma of what to do with the adult characters which have to be in there for realism with Tom Arnold tossing humour in to the mix which has nothing to do with the main story and is basic innuendo.
What this all boils down to is that "The Jerk Theory" has two appealing stars who look good together and they deliver some cute romance which is actually a bit of a surprise. But beyond that this is only a typical High School romantic comedy where you know that after things go well they will go bad and so on
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