From Justin to Kelly

June 20th, 2003


From Justin to Kelly

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Still of Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini in From Justin to KellyPals Brandon (Greg Siff, in red shirt), Justin (Justin Guarini), and Eddie (Brian Dietzen, in hat) enjoy Spring Break with new friends played by, left to right, Leo  Moctezuma, Christian George, Travis Payne, and, kneeling, Brandon Henschel  and Kato Bonner.(Still of Justin Guarini in From Justin to KellyBest pals Kaya (Anika Noni Rose, wearing hat), Kelly (Kelly Clarkson, center, in red) and Alexa (Katherine Bailess, in blue) enjoy their Spring Break amid new friends (played by, left to right, Kristin Denehy, Stacy Walker, Nancy Anderson and Laurie Sposit).(L-R) Brandon (Greg Siff, in red), Justin (Justin Guarini) and Eddie (Brian  Dietzen) enjoy Spring Break in Miami (Background dancer at left Brandon Henschel). Best friends Kaya (Anika Noni Rose, wearing hat), Kelly (Kelly Clarkson, in red) and Alexa (Katherine Bailess) cut loose during the

A lonely, sexually repressed man. A depressed woman. A summer camp. On this fateful night, they will meet... and their hearts will become one.

Release Year: 2003

Rating: 1.7/10 (18,682 voted)

Critic's Score: 14/100

Director: Robert Iscove

Stars: Kelly Clarkson, Justin Guarini, Katherine Bailess

Spring break in Miami is the scene. It's where surf-drenched guys cruise girls in bikinis and raucous parties rule day and night. It's the perfect time and place for three young women from Texas and a trio of college guys from Pennsylvania to find adventure and maybe even fall in love. In a Texas dive bar, Kelly is singing her heart out to a few local yokels when her best friends Kaya and Alexa try and tempt her away for some fun in the Florida sun. It's an easy sell--even for the cautious Kelly - and the three head for Miami. Making their way to the same destination is the "Pennsylvania Posse": college students Justin, Brandon, and Eddie. Justin and Brandon are smooth-talking party promoters, while Eddie's primed to meet Lizzie, the cyber dream girl he's been e-mailing for months. Miami Beach, beating with a rhythm all its own, is teeming with beautiful people...

Kelly Clarkson - Kelly
Justin Guarini - Justin
Katherine Bailess - Alexa
Anika Noni Rose - Kaya
Greg Siff - Brandon
Brian Dietzen - Eddie
Jason Yribar - Carlos
Theresa San-Nicholas - Officer Cutler
Justin Gorence - Greg
Christopher Bryan - Luke
Kaitlin Riley - Ashley
Renee Robertson - Brianna
Yamil Piedra - Darren
Marc Macaulay - Mr. O'Mara
Toi Svane Stepp - Lizzie

Taglines: The tale of two American Idols


Official Website: American Idol Website | Fox |

Release Date: 20 June 2003

Filming Locations: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $2,715,848 (USA) (22 June 2003) (2001 Screens)

Gross: $4,922,166 (USA) (20 July 2003)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | USA: (extended version)

Did You Know?

The film was originally set to debut on video and DVD just three weeks after its theatrical premiere. Due to threats of a boycott by exhibitors, Fox moved the release date of the video and DVD to September.

Continuity: At the beginning, during the dance scene on the beach, Kelly is holding a ball that disappears and reappears between shots.

Alexa: You're interested in Kelly?
Justin: Yeah.
Alexa: You're the mayor of Spring Break, and she's one-bonnet-shy-Amish!

User Review

I don't want to live anymore.

Rating: 1/10

And I only watched the first 25 minutes. It is inconcievable to me that anyone could make a film this hopelessly, endlessly, mind-meltingly bad. This is not a bad movie - it's a war crime. Somehow the producers actually managed to cast supporting players bad enough to make Kelly Clarkson and even the talent free Justin Guarini seem good by comparsion.

The alleged "choreography" ammounts to nothing more than frantic flailing of limbs. Accents come and go with wild abandon. The songs are, to put it charitably, forgettable. I'm surprised "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson isn't credited as a writer, because the dialouge is that witless and badly phrased.

This is the worst thing humanity has ever done.


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