Films That Formed the Tween Collective Unconscious of the Y2K Era

Welcome to Sleepover Cinema, where we analyze the films that created the collective unconscious of the girls and gays of the late 90s and early 2000s.

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Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

2004’s “Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement” is one of the most polarizing sequels in the tween movie canon— featuring baby Chris Pine, painful jokes about a wooden leg, and an only-somewhat justifiable autotuned duet between Dame Julie Andrews and Raven Symoné, there’s a lot to talk about. Does this movie measure up to the rules of a good sequel?

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New York Minute

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Mary-Kate and Ashley take New York City with diametrically-opposed personalities and personal styles… this should be the coming of age movie of a generation, no?
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Twilight ft. Megan and Liz

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Close your eyes and imagine: it’s November 2009. You’re standing in a suburban movie theatre with “Team Edward” emblazoned across your chest.
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The Cheetah Girls 2

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A critical influence on basic girls’ study abroad trips fo generations to come, The Cheetah Girls 2 is a blazer-and-tank-tops-filled romp through Barcelona.
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Heathers vs. The Craft ft. Yhara Zayd

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Pitting two killer teen classics against each other is not a game for the faint of heart— especially 1989’s “Heathers” and 1996’s “The Craft.”
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