I have given this film four stars for two reasons - firstly because i feel as though it warrents it and secondly to try and boost the average rating of the film which i feel is harsh - but mostly the first reason.
As pointed out by a previous reviewer nicole richie on the front cover is a little bit decieving as although she is in the film her total screen time is probably only 5% of the total length - and so if you are a "die hard" fan of hers then the film is not for you.
Personally, i think that it is a very good thing that her time in the film is limited because her acting skills are below par and quite frankly she looks ill in the film.
This film was massively under advertised and not well known - but it should be because it is a good teen film with a difference. its not your typical american pie or road trip teen comedy although it does have its funny parts, it is more of a thought-provoking teen film.
In a way it reminded me of Freedom Writers and parallels can be drawn between the two.
The story is based on a number of true stories in which american high school students had been suspended for expressing free speech and the film follows a group of teens campaigining against their Draconian head teacher who is opressing their views.
The final result is a very watchable, entertaining and different film that i would highly recommened.
Its a good price so get it and give it a watch!!