Stuck in the Suburbs (July 2004)
Dir. Savage Steve Holland
Brittany Aarons (Danielle Panabaker) is tired of being in sync with her friends. They all play on the same white soccer league, and they all have the same music taste. In comes Natasha Kwon-Schwartz (Brenda Song), the most diverse friend Brittany could ever hope for. She represents everything Brittany is not: back streets, cool fashion, not white, dad with cool profession. And she is not a fan of singing sensation Jordan Cahill (Taran Killam).
When Brittany has a chance run-in with Jordan (who she’s totally not into, Natasha), she gets a hold of his phone, and the [bb]smakdown commences! Natasha and Brittany go to great lengths to mess with him, and solidify their friendship along the way, to the dismay of Brittany’s other friends. Meanwhile, Jordan’s going through his own conformity issues.
When Natasha makes the Seoul decision to reveal that she’s not as diverse of a friend as she claimed to be, she and Brittany have a falling out, only to reconcile to break Jordan free of his record company’s constraints. In the end, Jordan and the girls get to teach everyone that they can be their own most diverse friend.
2.5/5 = 1/2 = half note