16 Zac Efron Roles We Wish We Could Forget (But Watched Anyway)

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17 Again

Zac Efron Roles We Wish We Could Forget

New Line Cinema

I can already hear the mob banging their pitchforks on my front door for writing this, but there’s a major plot point in the classic movie 17 Again that made this film way too cringey to watch. Like, yes, 17-year-old Zac hitting on his nearly 40-year-old ex-wife Leslie Mann while she’s totally unaware of what’s going on is a major minefield of secondhand embarrassment, but the crush his *daughter* develops on him is what’s gross. Just because she doesn’t know she’s trying to hook up with her dad doesn’t mean the incest of it all isn’t super creepy, especially since this movie was written by a middle-aged man. The whole “boy with potential becomes bitter man due to teen pregnancy” plotline is also depressing and kind of basic, and I’m convinced the only reason people love this film is because Zac is at his peak hotness. Don’t @ me.

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