The Perfect Score

Starring Erike Christensen, Scarlett Johansson. Directed by Brian Robbins.
Running Time: 92 mins.

The CAT exams in the US determine whether a student will go to college. A group of students who, because of not studying or through personal problems, agree to steal the questions from the computer and prepare the right answers. One of them, played by Scarlett Johansson giving no evidence that she could do Lost in Translation or The Girl with the Pearl Earring, is angry with her womanising education executive father.

The group spend time bonding, then getting into the computer - which means that we are watching a not particularly interesting or sympathetic group doing something which his cavalierly immoral as if this was the normal thing to do.

Spoiling the ending of a film that most will not want to see - they each in their own way have a change of heart and do not cheat, so it all ends up morally every after.

Fr Peter Malone MSC is the International President of SIGNIS: the World Association for Catholic Communications and an Associate of the Australian Catholic Film Office.

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