At least this uber-saccharine teen romance has one worthwhile
aspect: Allison Janney. The ''West Winger'' plays Lydia Martin, a
down-in-the-dumps divorcee trying to deal with her daughter
Halley, a cynical, sour teen whose greatest fear is the
L-word -- played unconvincingly by Mandy Moore, a self-professed
''romantic'' in real life. Though Moore is endearing when her true
aw-shucks demeanor occasionally breaks through her flippancy,
it's Janney's courageously honest portrayal of a woman scorned
that shines in this otherwise melodramatic chicklet flick.
EXTRAS If you're in the market for gigglefests during director Clare Kilner and Moore's commentary, a pedantic doc titled '''How to Deal' With Young Adult Literature,'' and a nauseating profile on the wonders of Mandy Moore, then knock yourself out.