Feb 26, 2012
It might be a little difficult to believe but the film Drive Me Crazy was actually based on a book called How I Created My Perfect Prom Date by Todd Strasser. Todd Strasser is a very prolific writer in the realm of Middle Grade and Young Adult novels. How I Created My Perfect Prom Date is the 2nd part in what is know as the Time Zone High Trilogy.
Drive Me Crazy, although modestly successful financially as well as critically, holds a special place in one of the hearts of the Soulless Minions. It may not be perfect or incredibly deep but it does succeed in passing up some of the more cliched and formulaic teen films. It's got heart.
Most of the conversation involves the comparisons between the novel and film. Surprisingly there are some significant differences that I think might surprise some of you. My two guests, John of Sofa Dogs and J.D. of The Delta Quadrant and General Geekery, join me as I fill them in on the similarities and changes in the adaption. But the conversation also includes personal recollections on the film itself.
Is it all nostalgia or does the movie hold up? You'll have to listen to find out.
Sync Point: The black point immediately after the 20th Century Fox logo has faded to black.