When Berke Landers, a popular high school basketball star, gets dumped by his life-long girlfriend, Allison, he soon begins to lose it. But with the help of his best friend Felix's sister Kelly, he follows his ex into the school's spring musical. Thus ensues a love triangle loosely based upon Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream", where Berke is only to find himself getting over Allison and beginning to fall for Kelly.
**_Snappy comedy revolving around a Shakespearian high school play_** A senior (Ben Foster) loses his childhood sweetheart (Melissa Sagemiller) and so joins the school play to win her back despite his lack of theatrical talent. The play is a musical version of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in which the teen has to deal with the hyper drama teacher (Martin Short) as he gets to know his best friend’s sister (Kirsten Dunst). "Get Over It” (2001) is an energetic and innovative teen comedy with good camaraderie and the unique scenario of a Shakespearian play marked by that updated 60's-type aesthetic of the period. The amusing lines, mostly by Short’s character, are so rapid-fire you’ll have to see the movie a second or third time just to get ’em all. I also appreciate the ‘cool’ edge minus the over-the-top sleaze of flicks like the (puke-inducing) “American Pie” series. Mila Kunis is also on hand in a peripheral role, but she never did anything for me, nor did Dunst or Sagemiller, but they’re all winsome enough. And Jeanie Calleja is notable as Jessica as the assistant of the drama teacher; plus there are some females on the fringes worth a mention. Speaking of which, statuesque Kylie Bax appears in an amusing side role while and Carmen Electra has a bit part. On the masculine side of things, Short pretty much carries the movie with his over-the-top charisma. Moreover, Colin Hanks and Sisqó are likable as the protagonist’s best friends while Shane West is effective as the arrogant rival. Remember the high school play in “Dead Poets Society”? Now imagine if the entire movie revolved around that with a wildly witty tone and fast pacing. That’s this movie. It took me a while to catch a grip with its uniqueness but, once I did, I savored it. The film runs 1 hour, 26 minutes, and was shot in Ontario at Mississauga (Port Credit) and nearby Toronto. GRADE: B