Picture This (film)

Picture This (film)

Infobox Film
name = Picture This!

caption = DVD cover
director = Stephen Herek
producer = Brian Reilly
Patrick Hugher [ [http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8855429&st=picture+this&lp=1&type=product&cp=1&id=1851974 Picture This! - Subtitle AC3 Dolby - DVD ] ]
Ashley Tisdalecite web|title=Ashley Tisdale Learning Producer Ropes With 'Picture This'|publisher=Creators|url=http://www.creators.com/lifestylefeatures/hollywood-exclusive/ashley-tisdale-learning-producer-ropes-with-picture-this-people-just-loves-that-sexy-bod-of-mcconaug.html|accessdate=2007-07-25] cite web|title=Ashley Tisdale was one of the executive producers of 'Picture This'|publisher=IMDb|url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0864308/#producer|accessdate=2007-07-25]
written = Temple Mathews (novel)
starring = Ashley Tisdale
Robbie Amell
Lauren Collins
Shenae Grimes
Cindy Busby
distributor = Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
released = July 13, 2008
runtime = 99 min.
country = flagicon|USA
language = English
imdb_id = 1076252

"Picture This" is a 2008 comedy romance film to DVD movie released on July 22, 2008 on DVD and July 13, 2008 on television by ABC Family, branded as an ABC Family Original Movie. The film is produced by MGM Home Entertainment and drew 4.3 million viewers, one of the top movie ratings of the night.cite web|title=Ashley Tisdale Goes Back to High School in Her First Leading Role - Picture This|url=http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/080411/20080411005170.html?.v=1]


Mandy Gilbert (Ashley Tisdale) is an unpopular teen at Nottingham High School. She has an overbearing father named Tom (Kevin Pollak) and has only two friends, Alexa (Lauren Collins) and Cayenne (Shenae Grimes). She is constantly bullied on by the popular girls of school, specificly Lisa (Cindy Busby). And it so happens she is in love with Lisa's boyfriend, the popular Drew Patterson (Robbie Amell). She is about to turn 18 and wants her life to change. She wants to be noticed by Drew.

When she discovers Drew is in the school swimming team, she decides to apply as well. At the pool, she loses her glasses and hits her head. It results in Mandy going unconscious and falling in to the water. When she awakens, she finds out Drew gave her CPR. Drew now gets to meet Mandy and they talk to each other. Lisa thinks Mandy is a threat and tries to humiliate her, by taking Drew to the pet shop. Because Mandy is a clerk there, Lisa hopes Drew will laugh at her. Things take a different way, as Drew doesn't care she's a clerk. They yet again converse and Drew invites her at the Comments for the next day.

Meanwhile, Mandy is annoyed with having an old mobile phone which doesn't seem to work all the time. The next day, Mandy turns 18 and is surprised by her father with a new and expensive video phone. She also receives contacts and thinks her life couldn't be any better. However, she is scared when Tom reveals his intentions in moving with her when she goes to college at UCSB next year. She is too afraid to say something about it, though. Later that day, she flirts with Drew at the lake near school. When Lisa is informed, she is outraged and films it with Mandy's video phone, which she dropped by accident. Tom sees the film and confronts his daughter. Before going home, Drew asks her out as his date at his party on Saturday. Mandy happily accepts. At home, Tom is furious and grounds his daughter. He forbids her to go out and use the phone, television and Internet. Mandy is shocked with her totalitarian father, as she now is not allowed to go to Drew's party.

Mandy is able to manipulate her father into letting her go to "study" at Alexa's place. There are some conditions, though. Tom checks in with her every half an hour with the video phones. When she leaves, Lisa follows her and notices Mandy is up to something.

At their way to the party, Mandy discovers her dress is destroyed by Lisa. They head up to the mall, where Lisa secretly put macadamia nuts which she is allergic to in her drink. This results in Mandy's head swelling up. Alexa has an antidote. They later find a dress and Tom yet again calls. Mandy's signal is falling away and Tom announces he will call Alexa's line. Mandy gets her signal back just in time and knows to convince him she is studying.

Back at their parking lot, Mandy, Alexa and Cayenne witness their car being towed away. They enter a singing competition to win the money to get the car back. Alexa however has stage fright, so Mandy takes over and stuns the public. Her father calls her in the middle of her performance. She begs the audience to help her out and convinces her dad the audience is the screen of a DVD they're watching. They later win the competition and and pay the fine for her towed car. Lisa has bought the same dress as well and tries to stop Mandy from going to the party by giving a guard money to not let them in. She also calls Mandy's dad and tells him she is expected at a party bringing booze. Tom is worried and calls Mandy immediately. They are yet again able to mislead him, but this results in them almost being involved in a fatal car accident.

Tom has his own problems as well, though. His sister Marsha dropped off her trouble making son Peyton to be babysat. Peyton destroys his model apartment of the place where he and Mandy are supposed to live in when at college. He is crushed and thinks he failed as a father. Meanwhile, the girls are able to cross the guard. In Drew's house, Mandy notices Lisa is wearing the same dress. She wants to give up and go home and Alexa now reveals Drew's intentions in using her. However, Cayenne tells her what she has been through to be here and says it's fate. Mandy listens to Cayenne and slow dances with Drew. When he wants to go to a private place with her, she excuses herself for a minute.

Mandy tells Alexa and Cayenne she wants to admit the truth to her father about her whereabouts. When she does, Tom tells her he trusts her and asks her if he has been a good dad. Mandy responds he is a great dad and decides not to tell she is actually at a party. She next goes to a private room with Drew. Since Alexa and Cayenne have told Mandy about the Patterson legend, she expects the worst. The private room turns out to be Drew's photography studio. It is filled with pictures of his family, friends, pets, and one of Mandy that he took at the lake which he calls his favorite. Mandy is relieved that he just wants to spend time with her. Drew says his palms are sweaty, and goes to the bathroom to wash his hands, but does not tell her what he's doing. When Mandy hears the running water she assumes that it's the shower, and that Drew does in fact plan to have sex with her. She is crushed and leaves to get her car. Meanwhile, Lisa and her friends are attempting to place a curse on Mandy. Lisa has been drinking all night, and Alexa films her vomiting from under a glass table. The clip is playing on the video screens as the girls exit the party.

Back at home, Tom shows Mandy the updated "detachable" version of the model of the home he built for the two, but Mandy sees this as a metaphor for her relationship with her father and tells him that she doesn't want to be "detachable." Tom tells his daughter that he trusts her and needs to let her go. He is aware that she went to the party, but isn't angry. He is also pleased to know that Mandy walked out on Drew's "sexual advances," which Mandy says would result in "social suicide."

At the end of the film, Mandy and her friends attend their Senior Prom. Prom king Drew is about to crown Lisa as Prom Queen, but realizes that he loves Mandy, not Lisa. After spotting Mandy, Drew brings her up to the center stage and crowns her as his queen. They share a passionate kiss in the light as the prom goers (including Alexa and Cayenne) snap photos of the kiss on their camera phones.


* Ashley Tisdale as Mandy Gilbert
* Robbie Amell as Drew Patterson
* Cindy Busby as Lisa Cross
* Lauren Collins as Alexa
* Shenae Grimes as Cayenne
* Maxim Roy as Marsha Gilbert
* Kevin Pollak as Tom Gilbert
* Marie-Marguerite Sabongui as Blair
* Mark Ositashvili as Peyton


In 2008, the official soundtrack of "Picture This" will be available to download in digital stores, featuring the song "Shadows of the Night", performed by the star of the movie, Ashley Tisdale. [Youtube. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeYKRwOzWeE Exclusive Making Of "Shadows of the Night"] Avaiable on DVD. Information is on the end of the video]


1. "Shadows of the Night" (Performed by Ashley Tisdale)


The DVD was released on July 22, 2008 and features:

* Widescreen Feature Film
* Making Of Picture This Featurette
* Cell Phone Confessions Featurette
* Making a Concert: Behind the Scenes of "Shadows of the Night" Performance
* Scene Selected Cell Phone “Text” Commentary Between Shenae and Lauren
* Picture This Trivia Quiz
* Trailers of "Nim's Island" and "Moondance Alexander"


External links

* [http://www.picturethismovie.com/ Official site]

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