Mandy has just been invited to the biggest party of the year by the most popular boy in school, but there’s one problem — she’s grounded! When her father agrees to let her go study with friends, he insists on checking in every half hour via video cell phone. Trapped by technology, Mandy and her “cell” mates need a little ingenuity — and a lot of imagination — to make it to the party without exposing the plan to Dad’s prying eyes!
**The Making of Picture This Featurette
**Cell Phone Confessions
**GR8 Scene-Specific Texting
**The Making of Shadows Of The Night Featurette
Cast & Crew
Allen's story moves along quite wonderfully, primarily because of his nuanced casting.
Most of the characters are archetypes, yet Allen treats them with genuine affection and avoids the bitterness that's marred much of his recent work.
It's minor Woody, but it's still Woody.
Not great, but not grating.
A film that sometimes comes off as an intersection of tangents, but it also gives rise to moments of joyous whimsy.
It's all rather sweet but instantly evanescent.
[It] generates no particular excitement or surprise, but it provides the sort of pleasure [Allen] seems able to generate almost on demand.