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February 11, 2006

The Perfect Score - 5

Another film about education from MTV films. This one takes on the SAT, a gang of students decide to try to steal the answers to the test and get perfect scores. Turns out that they can only see the questions so they take the test together and record the scores. Love stories develop, and they realize that their skill in getting the scores shows they are smart and that integrity is the key, so they take the test the usual way without the answers in hand. The film assumes that if high schoolers had the chance to cheat they wouldn't (I'm thinking that's a pretty bad assumption since most college students these days can't even explain what plagiarism is). A decent film that at least shows the value of integrity, while not dealing very well with the stereotypes of race that permeate the story.

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