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A 2001 teen comedy starring Ben Foster and Kirsten Dunst. Like Ten Things I Hate About You and She's the Man, it is a loose High School adaptation of a Shakespearean play-- in this case, A Midsummer Nights Dream.

Berke Landers has been dating his high school sweetheart Allison for years-- until the day she dumps him for the vaguely-British ex-boy band member Striker. Allison and Striker sign up for the upcoming school play, a musical adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, and in an attempt to win back his beloved, Berke does too. Unlike Allison and Striker, Berke has no acting, singing, or dancing talent, and so enlists the help of his best-friend's little sister, Kelly, to teach him the ways of drama. As his rivalry with Striker grows, Berke finds himself growing closer to Kelly... and to add to his troubles, one of the leads breaks his leg, landing Berke with a leading role!

Meanwhile, Berke and his friends find themselves in many American Pie-esque situations. Hilarity Ensues!

While hardly the best of the teen-Shakespeare movies of the 2000s, Get Over It has an odd charm to it, due in part to its wacky and sometimes surreal humour (rather fitting, considering the source material). Arguably the best part is "A Midsummer Night's Rockin' Eve", the rock musical version of AMSND they dreamt up for the movie.

Tropes used in Get Over It include:


  • Almost Kiss: Kelly and Berke, before her Moment Killer brother phones.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Well, it is based off A Midsummer Night's Dream... Kelly loves Berke, Berke loves Allison, Allison loves Striker, Striker is dating Allison but cheats on her, attempting it once with Kelly... yeah.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: How Berke sees his parents. They force him to talk about his break-up on live television, they respond to his arrest in a strip club by offering to take him out for frozen yoghurt (then offering to take him home and let him masturbate) and they only reason they get mad about the Wild Teen Party he (technically, Felix) throws later on is because had they known, they could've paid for a DJ. Berke finally snaps at them after that last one, but they don't seem to notice.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Dr. Oates, the drama teacher, who is very flamboyant and loves musical theatre.
  • And Starring: Martin Short
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Dennis to Basin
  • Cleaning Up Romantic Loose Ends: Berke's friend Dennis and Kelly's friend Basin hook up, as do Felix and Dora Lynn
  • Convenient Slow Dance: Subverted when the generic moderate-tempo background music gets turned up to high-tempo music the second a character asks another to dance.
  • Fake Brit: Baton Rouge native Shane West as Striker.
  • Follow the Leader: It's clear they were channeling American Pie with certain jokes (the horny dog, the strip club scene, Felix's entire character), and of course there's the "Shakespeare High School AU" thing
  • Duet Bonding: The way Berke and Kelly get close
  • Fan Service: Carmen Electra as a dominatrix and in a Gold Bikini in the credits.
  • Girl Next Door: Kelly
  • Groin Attack: A female version courtesy of Striker's accidentally thrown nunchucks.
  • High School Sweethearts: Berke and Allison were said to be "the quintessential high school couple", and Berke wants to get back together.
  • Imagine Spot: All of Berke's dream sequences, plus one with Dr. Oate ("Ms. Ross! Ms. Ross!"). In another one, he conducts to hobos.
  • The Klutz: Felix tries to set Berke up with Dora Lynn, a hot girl who happens to be one in a big way.
  • The Musical: Dr. Desmond Oates, the drama teacher, wrote a rock-musical adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, which includes such classics as "Fun to be a Fairy" and "Pocketful of Dreams." And is hilarious.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits: Felix acts like this toward Kelly, which becomes problematic when Berke starts showing interest... Subverted in the end when Felix grows to accept it.
  • Open-Minded Parent: Berke's parents are hosts on a sex talk show, much to Berke's chagrin.
  • Pair the Spares: At the end. Berke's friend (played by Sisquo) finally get's Kelly's best friend, and Felix nets Dora Lynn.
  • School Play
  • Serenade Your Lover: Perhaps as a parody/homage to Ten Things I Hate About You, Berke does this to Allison with the song "Allison"... after they broke up. And he's drunk.
  • She Is All Grown Up: Allison at the start of the movie (consider she and Berke used to "play doctor")
  • Show Within a Show
  • Small Reference Pools: Pretty well everyone who went to an English-speaking school has read the original play. [1]
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: The opening credits sequence begins right after Allison dumps Berke and features an elaborately choreographed song and dance rendition of... Love Will Keep Us Together.
  • Sudden Musical Ending: Sure, the movie is about a stage musical, but the big song and dance at the end take place after the show's over.
  • Ted Baxter: Dr. Oates again, who claims to have nearly composed a song with Diana Ross (what he means is she stepped on his cassette as she walked past a media frenzy)
  • Unrequited Love Switcheroo: Berke spends most of the movie pining after Allison, but it's only as he becomes attracted to Kelly that she tries to get back together with him. It doesn't work.
  • What the Fu Are You Doing?: Striker pulls out a pair of nunchucks to intimidate Berke, leading him to shout, "Who keeps nunchucks in their pants?!"
  • Wild Teen Party: Felix organizes one... at Berke's house... without Berke's knowledge...
    • Though one of the key aspects is averted: While Berke's parents walk in, they aren't mad he had a party, they're upset they didn't know or they would've sprung for a DJ.
  • Your Other Left: Unsurprisingly, stage directions can get confusing.

 Dr. Desmond Forest Oates: What direction do you think "left" is? See, because if you go with your instinct and reverse it, I think we have something happening. How difficult is this? I'm so alone, I think.

Notes

  1. If you haven't, no, we don't care.
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