I really loved some of the cinematography and direction but the jump around editing did not work for this film. I have enjoyed in fact loved films that have used this technique before but for this film it got boring and old very quickly. It felt far to 'try-hard' and the script was just awful. It even made James Franco seem like quite a bad actor. I mean he played what he was meant to be well but it just felt awkward. If I hadn't seen or heard of him before I would have thought he was a pretty bad actor, personally. Also Ashley Benson (from what I've seen of her before) is quite good but I didn't like her at all in this. For Selena and Vanessa I have only seen some of their classic Disney bits and I'm not a fan or HSM or WOWP so I can't really comment on comparison. I haven't watched it all yet so perhaps I shouldn't judge but it just got too old(I got to around where Faith left). I might try again but I'm not in any rush to try.