The Clique is a 2008 American teen comedy-drama film directed by Michael Lembeck, based on the young adult novel series of the same name by Canadian author Lisi Harrison. The film was produced through Alloy Entertainment and released through Tyra Banks' company Bankable Productions.
Massie (Elizabeth McLaughlin), Dylan (Sophie Anna Everhard), Kristen (Bridgit Mendler) and Alicia (Samantha Boscarino) are the most popular girls at Octavian Country Day, calling themselves the Pretty Committee. However Massie is devastated when the Block family takes in the Lyons family, who have moved from Orlando, Florida with their teenage daughter, Claire (Ellen Marlow). Claire attempts to impress Massie by convincing her mother to buy her designer clothing at the mall, where she bumps into Dylan and the two become acquainted. Meanwhile, Massie meets a boy named Chris Abeley (Keli Price) while horseback riding and immediately finds him attractive.
At school, Claire bumps into Chris in front of the steps, which makes Massie jealous. Massie orders the girls to exclude Claire because she had a fight with her. Claire meets the eccentric Layne Abeley (Vanessa Marano), they become friends and eventually make plans on Friday.
On Friday, Claire ditches Layne because Massie's mother invites Claire to Massie's weekend sleepover, but eventually leaves due to teasing. In the morning, Layne comes by to hang out with Claire and Chris tags along. He is revealed to be Layne's older brother.
Massie holds a meeting for Kristen's project, which is to create a homemade makeup line called Glambition. They see Claire swimming in the pool and they tease her about her cheap bathing suit. Later that night, Claire goes to Massie's room to confront her but Massie is gone. In attempt to gain friends Claire Instant Messages Alicia, Kristen, and Dylan pretending to be Massie to drive the girls apart.
When the Glambition makeup arrives, the girls get together to sort through the packages. They make snide comments at each other about their supposed dishonesty before realizing that Claire had manipulated all of them. They ambush Claire in a four way call and tell Claire that she doesn't belong there. Now friends again, the girls tell Massie that since the charity auction is on Chris' birthday, she should jump out of a pop out cake to impress him and Massie happily agrees.
On a field trip to New York City, the Pretty Committee tries to sell their Glambition make up but their recipe contains peanut oil, which triggers allergic reactions in their classmates. In amidst the panic, Massie anonymously texts Claire to use Layne's oatmeal snack to reduce the swelling, which makes Claire a hero.
At the charity auction, Claire meets Chris' girlfriend, Fawn and prevents Massie from jumping out of the cake. After the auction, Massie tells Claire that the reason why she had been mean was because she saw Claire as a threat.
- Elizabeth McLaughlin as Massie Block
- Ellen Marlow as Claire Lyons
- Sophie Anna Everhard as Dylan Marvil
- Samantha Boscarino as Alicia Rivera
- Bridgit Mendler as Kristen Gregory
- Vanessa Marano as Layne Abeley
- Keli Price as Chris Abeley
- Dylan Minnette as Todd Lyons
- Elizabeth Keifer as Judi Lyons
- Neal Matarazzo as Jay Lyons
- David Chisum as William Block
- Julie Lauren as Kendra Block
- Boris McGiver as Isaac
- Angel Desai as Nurse Adele
- Camila Vignaud as Fawn
- Elizabeth Gillies as Shelby Wexler
Filming began in February 2008 in Rhode Island and ended in March 2008.
Common Sense Media gave the film three stars, praising the acting while calling it "materialistic".
- Main article: The Clique (soundtrack)
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