“Get Over It”: 20 Years Later

It’s been 20 years since Berke Landers got over Alison and got with Kelly Woods instead in the teen rom com “Get Over It”. For those who don’t know or have not seen “Get Over It”, it is loosely based on the play by William Shakespeare named “A Midsummer’s Night Dream”. The play is an Athenian drama that has compilations of subplots around the marriage of Theseus and Hippolyta and focusing on the quarrel of four Athenian lovers.

Berke Landers happy in love with Alison McAlister is dumped by her. And is in a determination to make sure they are reunited. He lost his flame to a boy band Brit named “Striker.” So, he joins the school play Alison and Striker get lead roles in. In an attempt to prepare for said play, he asks the help of his best friend’s sister, Kelly Woods, to help him get better for the play. Through the process, he and Kelly come to grow fond of one another. At the height of the film, he is supposed to kiss Alison at the end of the play. Berke makes his own ending by following his heart and kisses Kelly instead. 

This cast was studded with people we knew of and those who were just on the rise. These names ranged from Dru Hill’s headliner “Sisqó” to Kirsten Dunst who was Mary Jane in the Spiderman trilogy. 

Here is the cast of notables who starred in the film and where they are at now. 

By Quincy Corsey

Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten starred as Kelly Woods, and at the time was a huge deal to the 2000s film culture. She did other cult classics like “Bring It On”, “Jumanji”, and “Mona Lisa Smiles”. Dunst had a huge career and is still carrying on doing films. She’s been in movies like “Hidden Figures” and voice acting as Sally May in an animated show called “Hank the CowDog”.

Ben Foster

Ben was Berke Landers, the main character of the movie. He had a solid run with under-the-radar films like “Alpha Dog” and “Big Trouble” but really started to shine later on. These later films like “Hell or Highwater”, “Time Trap”, and 3:10 to Yuma” which most people remember him for today. He has a 2021 release with Netflix called “Medieval” coming soon, which is his most current work.

Melissa Sagemiller

Melissa played Alison McAlister and started her career with “Get Over it” as one of her first feature films. She had a nice run in some films afterward, but she mostly stuck to the TV gigs with “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and finally a lead role in “Chicago PD”. She is married with two children now and still acting.

Sisqó

Mr. Thong Song himself starred as Dennis Wallace, one of Berke Lander’s best friends. He was already a celebrity as an R&B singer with the group “Dru Hill”. After this film, he landed acting gigs with Disney’s “Snow Dogs” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”. After a plethora of guest appearances and releasing 3 solo albums, he and Dru Hill finally reunited and still tour. He most recently came out with a children’s Christmas book in 2018.

Shane West

Shane was Bentley ‘Striker’ Scrumfield in the movie. He later starred in films like “A Walk to Remember” and “The Elder Son.” He also stuck with TV shows like “Gotham” and “Salem”.

Colin Hanks

Son of Tom Hanks and playing Felix in the film, Colin is the older brother of Kelly. After the film, he went on to do films like “Orange County” and “Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle.” He is currently starring in the show “Fargo”.

Zoe Saldaña

Zoe played Maggie who was Alison’s best friend. She didn’t have a big role but became a huge star. She went on to do films like “Colombiana” and ” Avatar.” And she currently stars as Gamora in “Guardians of The Galaxy” series along with the rest of the MCU.

Mila Kunis

Mila played Kelly’s best friend Basin. In real life, Mila has had a consistent amount of work since 2001. She went on to do “That 70s Show”, “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Family Guy.” She now has a 2021 film called “Breaking News in Yuba County”.

Get Over It was a nice take on classical literature. It will go down as a film to talk about the early 2000s forever. So, if you have never seen it or just have not in a while, make sure you go check it out. Or just watch it again because it’s been 20 years.

 

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