Rated 3.0

A nice girl at a Baptist high school (Jena Malone) gets pregnant while trying to “cure” her gay boyfriend and is ostracized by the school’s sanctimonious queen bee (Mandy Moore). The script by Michael Urban and director Brian Dannelly is short on subtlety (the good girl is “Mary,” and the bad girl is “Hilary Faye”) and makes little sense—Mary is ostracized for no reason, long before anyone knows she’s pregnant. But Dannelly directs better than he writes, and he’s got an excellent cast (others include Martin Donovan, Mary-Louise Parker, Patrick Fugit, Eva Amurri and a surprisingly good Macaulay Culkin); together they avoid overplaying the easy-target satire and keep the tone light.