This genial but lopsided film uses the Frankenstein myth to explore teenage identity crises, mixing silly comedy, sci-fi and puberty blues.
Frank Stein (Matthew Lawrence), whose peers regard him as kooky, is following the career path of his Dad (Judge Reinhold), a brain researcher. For his weird science project, Frank discovers a process that restores the dead to life. Everyone scoffs until two school jocks, Lance (Justin Walker) and Tuttle (Christian Payne), accidentally kill an unpopular student named Karl (Ryan Reynolds) during a party prank. Frank volunteers his know-how, drives to his dad's lab and steals the brain of a recently deceased criminal. Karl's new br...