Better Luck Tomorrow

Synopsis: Ben is a perfectionist and overachiever whose tunnel vision leads to nothing less than graduating at the top of his class. As he struggles to achieve social success, he discovers his darker side. He and his friends: Virgil, Daric and Han lead a double life of mischief and petty crimes to alleviate the pressures of perfection. As their adopted identity grows, the gang tumbles into a downward spiral of excitement, excess and fun.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Justin Lin
Production: MTV Films
  1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

God damn, it's hot.

Are you done yet?

Early admissions?

Ivy Leaguers love it.

Gets 'em all wet.

All that studying

finally pays off,

and you get to leave

this hellhole a year early.

Damn, what is it,

like 95 degrees?

Can't wait to go

to college, man.

It's like natural selection.

Every hot chick

you meet's got a brain.

Not mine.

Not mine.

You never forget

the sight of a dead body

but then again,

I was experiencing

a lot of things

for the first time.

I guess it's just

part of growing up.

How many calories

in each stick?

How many grams of fat?

32 grams, but we do

cook it in vegetable oil.

I'll take two then.

Could I have mine extra crispy?

Sure. No problem.

It's not as hard as it looks.

All it takes is

the extra five minutes

reading the manual

after you get hired.

The way I saw it,

as long as it made it

on my college application,

it was all worth it.

You just can't count

on good grades

to get into a decent

school anymore.

Virgil and I have been friends

since the fourth grade,

when he moved to my school.

He was the other smart kid.

Let's go, you perv.

Dude, did you see the

fucking rack on that?

Man, middle-aged

hos are the finest.

This is Han, Virgil's cousin.

He's everything Virgil's not.

You ladies ready?

I shoot 215 free throws a day.

My goal is to beat

Calvin Murphy's record

of 95.8 percent.

That's 207 baskets.


"Marked by or concerned

about precise, exact accordance

with the details

of codes or conventions."

To get a perfect score

on my next SA I needed to improve

my verbal score by 60 points.

I picked a new word every day

and repeated it over

and over again.

They say if you repeat

something enough times,

it becomes part of you.

Punctilious. Adjective.

"Marked by or concerned

about precise, exact accordance

with the details

of codes or conventions."

Oh, we could rock

Or we could bomb

Or we could try

Like super hard

Or we could come

Or we could lose

Or we could totally

totally, totally freak you

I wanna spread my dementia

I wanna knock it off the line

Give me attention

Every day and every night



Stephanie Vandergosh.

It's girls like her

that make you realize

that life's not fair.

I swear, I saw her in a porn.

What are you babbling about?

Daric Loo, academic all-star.

But don't let the letterman

jacket fool you--

it's for tennis.

Hey, so we're using your

credit card, right?

If we get caught,

I'm saying you stole it from me.

Nigga, please.

The amoeba

is a primitive and simple organism,

which absorbs its prey

and incorporates it into itself.

Miss Vandergosh

and Miss Nabham,

is there something you would like

to share with the class?

I thought as much.

Uh, Mr. Farmer, please switch

seats with Miss Vandergosh.

Now that I have your

complete attention,

today we will see a movie.

It is entitled, The Amoeba.

Lunch time was club time.

This was where everyone loaded

up on their extracurricular

activities for their college app.

And, of course, Daric was

the president of every club.

...but, being part of an ecology

club, it's important that we do.

Unfortunately, all

the really worthwhile things

about high school

were few and far between.

She is right down the hall

Well, what I'm

most concerned about

are the abrasions

on her arms and her back.

It was my fault-- I fell down some stairs,

but I feel fine now.

Don't get me wrong.

I mean, I think there's some

pretty fine-looking

bitches in high school.

It's just that they're all

so fucking stingy

about giving it up.

Dude, you're a

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