Triple Dog Movie Review
Triple Dog is a 2009 drama-thriller distributed by Well Go. Some of its stars include Britt Robertson as Chapin, Alexa Fast as Eve, Scout Taylor-Compton as Liza, Janel Parrish as Cecily, and Emily Tennant as Sarah. The producers are Thomas L. Carter, Pascal Franchot, and Mike Jackson. The director is Pascal Franchot.
The story centers around a group of girls at a sleepover birthday party. They are all bored and decide to play a game called Triple Dog, which is Truth-or-Dare without the truth part. Eve, the birthday girl, chooses the girl and that girl must choose someone to dare her. She must do the dare or else she will have her head shaved. As each girl has her turn, the group begins to uncover the truth about the mysterious death of another girl, Stacy St. Claire. Some time earlier, she had jumped off the nearby Jogger’s Bridge to her death. Almost everyone figured it was suicide, but, as the girls find out, there was much more to it than that.
The two most interesting characters in the film are, I believe, Liza and Chapin. They both appear to be outcasts but Chapin is more of a troublemaker than Liza. Eve, who is new in town, befriends Chapin. Liza, on the other hand, is not a friend of Eve’s but is pressured into going to the birthday party. Chapin is always making fun of people, mainly other girls, which makes her extremely unpopular with the “popular” crowd, of which Eve tries to be a part. Liza has no friends except a rat that she carries around with her in a backpack. Because of this fact, everyone knows her better as “Rat Girl”. The ironic thing about these two outcasts, who seemingly have much in common, is that they can’t stand each other. They actually engage in a fight in the school library after Liza threatens to reveal why Chapin had been kicked out of Catholic school. It may be the fact that they are so much alike is why they don’t get along.
Another fascinating feature of Triple Dog is the kinds of dares that each of the girls is asked to perform. For most of them, the specific dares are in direct contrast to what they’re used to doing. They go against their reputations. For example, Sarah’s dare was to go streaking. Sarah is known as a good Catholic girl who never swears or does anything naughty. Liza is dared to stay in Eve’s brother’s closet until midnight, wearing a cheerleading outfit. As I stated earlier, she is an outcast, which is the direct opposite of what a stereotypical cheerleader is. Cecily’s dare is to urinate on the school principal’s front porch. Cecily is the student council president and a “goody two-shoes”.
To wrap, Triple Dog is a great thriller that is sure to keep its viewers on the edges of their seats from beginning to end!