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iCarly: The Movie
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Theatrical poster
Directed by Dan Schneider
Produced by Omar Camacho
Written by Robin Weiner
Starring Miranda Cosgrove
Jennette McCurdy
Nathan Kress
Jerry Trainor
Justin Bieber
Ludacris
Demi Moore
Kendra Wilkerson
Music by Michael Corcoran
Cinematography Joe Catania
Bruce Rand Berman
Editing by Michael Szczurko
Neil Sheridan
Production company Nickeldeon Movies
Schneider's Bakery
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates July 30, 2010[1]
Running time 102 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $50 million
Box office $405.7 million
(worldwide)[2][3]

iCarly: The Movie is a 2010 American comedy film. It is film adaptation from the hit TV show iCarly from Nickelodeon. Justin Bieber, Ludacris, Demi Moore and Kendra Wilkerson are guess stars. It was released in theaters on July 30, 2010.[4]

The film enjoyed its box office success, debuting at #1 and grossed over $405 million, although the film gets some mixed reviews by critics. A sequel was released in theaters on July 27, 2012.

Plot

Carly, Sam and Freddie grow tired from their webshow iCarly. Meanwhile, Spencer decides to take Carly and friends on a trip to Las Vegas to take a break from their webshow. Carly ended up falling in love with a boy name Kyle, where she spend a great time with him. Also, Spencer fell in love with a girl name Lisa. Meanwhile, Carly got into an argument with Sam and Freddie because they may be quitting iCarly to enjoy their life, which Carly declare their friendship. Before heading home, Carly began to spend time with Kyle on last time as they hang out together and enjoy themselves.

While asking Kyle to come to Seattle with her and do iCarly, but he decided to stay and enjoy this place eversince he was born. Thus, it leaves Carly to choose if she wants to stay or go back to iCarly, while her new love interest has been living in Las Vegas ever since he was born. After too much fun, Sam gets arrtested. Carly has now changed and decided that she will stay in Las Vegas forever, but Sam, Freddie and Spencer has chosen to go back home.

Before leaving, Kyle gave her and kiss for good luck and said that they will met each other again sometimes. Meanwhile, she lead her friends and her brother escape from jail, pack up and quickly head home. With the flight back home closed, they decided that they can quickly took a road trip home instead, where police officers in their cars chasing after them to catch up to Sam and arrest her again. They eventually blocks them from a truck and drives home safe.

Meanwhile, when they got back, one of Carly's classmates, teacher and Miss. Benson surprises them for returning where they kept iCarly alive. Meanwhile, everthing is back together, iCarly is now and officially back together, with audiences were back in peace.

Cast

Casting

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Justin Bieber makes a special guess apperance in the film performing the song "Baby".

Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress and Jerry Trainor, the stars of the TV Series, iCarly will reprise their roles as Carly Shay, Sam Puckett, Freddie Benson and Spencer Shay.[7] Other cast that will be in the movie were Mary Scheer and Noah Munck as Marissa Benson and Gibby Gibson. Aria Wallace will also return as well as the role of Mandy Valdez. But, she is is originally about to, like she was in the TV show,[5] but the child actress didn't gotten a script and the plot, where she is yet to drop out.[8] Also it also can feature with recurring character appearances of Reed Alexander as Nevel Papperman,[5] Nathan Pearson as Jeremy (aka Germy),[5] and Tim Russ as Principal Ted Franklin.[5]

Demi Moore is set to play as Carly Shay's mother.[9] Greg Mullavy, who played Carly's granddad from the TV series, will return as Granddad Shay.[10] Jesse McCartney[11] and Kendra Wilkerson[12] were set to play as the love interest to Carly and Spencer. Justin Bieber will also appear into the film for the scene where he performs a song live.

Production

Development

On March 2009, Jennette McCurdy confirmed on her Twitter page that there will be an iCarly movie to be released.[13] The film adaptation for iCarly was planned by Miranda Cosgrove and Jerry Trainor on December 12, 2009.[14] Spinning between the third and fourthcoming fourth season, it will be about Carly switching schools and switching to new webshows, which is iCarly will come to an end. They plan on having release dates between April 8, 2011 and August 27, 2010, but reported an earlier release date of July 30, 2010, which was four weeks away from another Paramount and Nickoldeon Movies production of The Last Airbender. It is also the same day the fourth season of iCarly premieres, where the series premiere will be about Carly's bedroom.[15]

iCarly will be interducing as the only live-action film to be in that production, for the film planning to release it in theaters, instead of premiering it on Television. Only iCarly: iGo to Japan is the only movie into the franchise to premiere on TV. Also on June 30, 2010, director of the film stated that he will release True Jackson, VP: The Movie in 2011, with production beginning in late 2010.[16] With this plan, it decided that the film will take place in Los Vegas where the main characters are taking their vacation to get their biggest adventure yet.[17] It is scheduling to start on August 2009, in Los Angeles, and took four months to film iCarly: The Movie, with filming finishing on November 2009.[18]

From Nickeldeon Movies and Paramount Pictures, this is the and only first live action movie that is based on Nickelodeon. The other movies that were based on that channel were animated. iCarly will be interducing as the only live-action film to be in that production, for the film planning to release it in theaters, instead of premiering it on Television. Only iCarly: iGo to Japan is the only movie into the franchise to premiere on TV. Also on June 30, 2010, director of the film stated that he will release True Jackson, VP: The Movie in 2011, with production beginning in late 2010. Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress and Jerry Trainor, the stars of the TV Series, iCarly will reprise their roles as Carly Shay, Sam Puckett, Freddie Benson and Spencer Shay.[19] Other cast that will be in the movie were Mary Scheer and Noah Munck as Marissa Benson and Gibby Gibson. Aria Wallace will also return as well as the role of Mandy Valdez.

Filming

Within production of season 3 wrapped with at least 20 episodes, making that season the shortest, the film officially begins filming in Los Vegas beginning between July and early October 2009.[20] The rest of the filming went to Los Angeles for scenes of Carly, and her brothers and two best friends going for their vacation, where Spencer and Granddad decided to give them a break from iCarly and see Carly's mother and spend time with her as well.

The film will have scenes of Carly and Kyle kissing, as well as Carly and her new co-worker fighting each other because of her new co-worker thinks that she's the only one becoming more famous than Carly. Also, Nathan Kress confirmed that they will be scenes of McCurdy's character Sam getting arrested fighting and stealing in the casino.[21] Within, Kress and Trainor also filmed their scenes there. The film will also be seen Justin Bieber and Ludacris performing "Baby" at the Casino.[22] As of May 2010, the film has finished filming and is in post-production.

Soundtrack

Main article: iCarly: The Movie (soundtrack)

iCarly: The Movie motion picture soundtrack was released on July 13, 2010, two weeks before the film's release. It debuts in first place at the Billboard 200 with 225,000 copies sold, becoming the first and only iCarly soundtrack that debuts in first place at any charts, within the latest soundtrack that didn't debut in first place, ending the run of Eminem's Recovery where it was in first place for the next three weeks. However, on it's second weekend, the album fell to No. 3 behind new album release, Nightmare and Recovery. Making 158,000 copies, collects it's total of 383,000 copies in two weeks. However in the UK Album Charts, it debuts in second place behind Recovery, until it bumped to first place a week later. So far, it reached a total of 528,000 copies worldwide.

Release

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The iCarly: The Movie cast members at the film's world premiere.

The film was released in cinemas on Friday, July 30, 2010 in the United States and Canada. The film's budget is a estimated $35,000,000 to cost for the movie to be successful, as of the most expensive movie for a movie based on Nick. A teaser poster was released on Friday March 19, 2010.[23] Also in front of How to Train Your Dragon, a teaser trailer was released,[24] and than screened at the 2010 Kids Choice Awards on Saturaday March 27, 2010,[25] and online Sunday March 28, 2010.[26] It will show a first look for the film, during a premiere of a new episode of iCarly, on May 8, 2010.[27]

The film's trailer was released on Friday, May 14, 2010, along with it's official poster, which is Cosgrove's 17th birthday.[28] The film is rated G for all ages admitted to see this movie.[29] Tickets for the film are on sale as of Friday, June 25, 2010.[30] Beginning on Friday, July 2, 2010, McDonalds will be promoting the film.[31] Midnight showings for iCarly: The Movie will held on Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 12:01 am, which is suspectingly July 30, 2010.[32] A US world premiere of iCarly: The Movie will be held on July 22, 2010.[33]

Reaction

Box Office

iCarly: The Movie grossed with an estimated $4,000,000 from its early screenings.[3] The film grossed $19,330,010 on it's opening day, for a total of $50,325,710 over the weekend ranking #1 for the weekend replacing Inception after taking the #1 spot in two weeks.[2] It set a new record as the biggest opening ever for a movie from Nickelodeon Movies. It held the record for four years until Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles outpaced it with $65.5 million in it's opening weekend in 2014.[34] However on it's second weekend, the film fell 61 percent with $15,909,062 finishing the #3 spot behind The Other Guys ($36 million) and Inception ($18 million).[2] With an #2 overseas opening of $44,000,000, gives the film's worldwide total of $94,325,710.[2] It moved up 25 percent with another $57 million for a total of $101 million by next weekend and retrieving the #1 spot, meaning that it's worldwide total went up to $182 million.[35]

The film's final total is $113,351,855 domestically, $292,440,795 else where, for a total of $405,792,650 worldwide, making it Nickelodeon's most successful film to date worldwide until the release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ($423 million), as well as the 16th highest-grossing 2010 film.[2] With that domestic total, it surprised Hannah Montana: The Movie ($79.5 million) to become the highest-grossing film based on kids' TV shows of all-time.[36]

Critical reception

iCarly: The Movie generally got positive reviews. It scored a truely successful 65% based on 120 views from according to Rotten Tomatoes.[37] For top critics, it gave the film a rating of 40% based on 116 views,[37] and Metacritic also has a "favorable" score of 51% on 80 views.[38] Before the film's release, Roget Ebert gave the film a 3.5/4, where he praised for the movie, acting, directing and plot.[39] It than describes the film: this could be the perfect movie for kids.

Robert Ebert gave the film three out of four stars. He wrote: "This is an interesting thing to watch for young kids. Especially there wouldn't have been some violence in this, kids should not watch."[40] William R. Wilkerson of The Hollywood Reporter describes the film: "it's the year's best family movie".[41] Richard Desmond for UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph praised and describes: "Thrilled to see one of my favorite characters returning and heading to the big screen at this time. Me and my watch watched the movie and we've enjoyed it. I desrbe the film as the most charming, funny and romantic movie of the year,[42] and New York Daily News publisher Mike Lupica describes the film: "kids love the show. They will love to see this movie. It's a very wonderful family movie. The prison scene in iCarly: The Movie will be the best part."[43] Jayson Blair of The New York Times praised: "A movie. Than a brand new season of iCarly? Kids are expecting to see more iCarly."[44]

Lester Cole of The Hollywood Reporter stated: "This movie will shock all of the kids and make them laugh and cry. iCarly: The Movie is perfect for the entire family.[45] Jess Cagle Entertainment Weekly states: "a very fun movie".[46] Timothy M. Gray of Variety states: "Hannah Montana to iCarly, girls are excited. No Hannah Montana to iCarly, boys are also excited.[47] It also said that "Jesse McCartney is the perfect boyfriend to Miranda Cosgrove. And Kendra Wilkerson is sexy for Jerry Trainor."

Home Media

iCarly: The Movie was released on 1 and 2 Disk DVD and Blu Ray Disk on December 28, 2010. Special features will include behind the secenes with the cast and crew, going on set of the film with Jennette McCurdy and Nathan Kress. Also, they will be bloopers and a sneak peek for True Jackson, VP: The Movie. [48] It sold 2,320,869 copies ($33,559,528) on it's first weekend, topping the DVD chart.[49] It stayed on the top chart for two weeks in a role.[50] As of March 13, 2011, it sold 5,595,852 copies ($69,979,520) in total, bringing its worldwide cume to $475,331,375.

For a limited time, the film was released only for one night only on December 25, 2010, before it's official release date setting for December 28. That sold only 41,592 copies ($766,690) for one night only.

Accolades

Award Category Result Recipient Source
2011 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Movie Won Cast & Crew [51]
37th People's Choice Awards Favorite Family Movie Nominated Cast & Crew [52]
Teen Choice Awards Chemistry Won Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress & Jerry Trainor [53]
Choice: Summer Movie Nominated Cast [54]
Choice: Summer Female Nominated Miranda Cosgrove [55]
Scene Stealer - Male Nominated Nathan Kress [56]
Scene Stealer - Female Nominated Jennette McCurdy [57]
Actress Comedy Nominated Miranda Cosgrove [58]
Actor Comedy Nominated Jerry Trainor [59]

Television Premiere

It is set to premiere on Nickleodeon on July 29, 2011, one year after the film's release in theaters, with the second showing premiering the following day to celebrate the first anniversary of the film's release.[60] It has scored a strong 12.9 million views from its world premiere.[61]

Sequel

Main article: iCarly: The Sequel

iCarly: The Sequel[62] was released in theaters on July 27, 2012, which is two years after the release of the first film with Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress and Jerry Trainor reprising their roles. Chris Brown, Kristen Stewart and Nico Tortorella became the new cast members for the film. iCarly: The Sequel will be the first live-action film from Nickelodeon Movies to serve a sequel. The film grossed $290 million worldwide at the box office.

See also

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