9 Teen Movies You Didn’t Know Were Actually Stolen From Another Country
We know some great TV shows have been adapted from other countries for American audiences, so it should be no surprise that the same can be said for movies. Sure, if you’re not bilingual (or multilingual), you can always watch a foreign film with subtitles (let’s face it, the dubbed versions are basically ~unwatchable~ considering the mouths don’t move along with the words), but sometimes it’s a heck of a lot easier if a U.S. production company buys the storyline and remakes it… sometimes with your favorite stars!
Unfortunately, even if the OG film performed well at the box office, there is absolutely no guarantee that its remake will be a hit, too. Some of the movies on this list were great (better than the original, even?), while others were total duds… one even has a 0 percent approval rating on RottenTomatoes.com! Keep reading to see if your fave teen flick was actually STOLEN (more accurately, bought) from a another country, then compare the two versions to decide which one was better IYO!
Original Film: LOL (Laughing Out Loud) (2008)
Country of Origin: France
LOL just might be Miley Cyrus' worst film of all time, but some of us still can't help but love it. The movie, which was adapted from a French flick of the same name, earned less money than its budget and has a dismal 17 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Photo: Lionsgate Films