I almost turned this off during the first five minutes, as the jokes were obvious and painfully unfunny, the budget was glaringly low, and the dialogue didn't ring true. I was thinking about winging an email to Roger Ebert, who liked it, asking him what was he thinking.
But for some reason I stuck with it, and I ended up liking it a LOT. True, a lot of the jokes throughout the rest of the movie were still bad, but I also laughed out loud more than a few times. Moreover, the movie's simply a lot of fun, with smart politics--objectionable only to Neanderthals--and a cast full of recognizable faces. Though I had to go to IMDB to figure out that the Oriental actress, Emy Coligado, who is obviously too old for this high school kid role, plays Piama on "Malcolm in the Middle."
Be sure to check out the outtakes on the DVD. On many DVDs these would consist of a lot of lame, unfunny mugging for the camera, but many of the outtakes on here are actually pretty good. Julie Bowen is particularly funny, singing that cameltoe song, and explaining why she "hates" Angelina Jolie: "She has a big chest, big lips, skinny legs, and she's philanthropic. I'm a selfish, flat-chested, big-assed bitch."