Imaginary Movie Soundtracks are just that -- the soundtracks to movies that don't exist. We pick the songs, write the story, and your mind makes the movie.
In the late '90s, it seemed like the comedic sex romp was going to make a return. In the vein of such classics as Porky's and Revenge of the Nerds, we had flicks like American Pie and Eurotrip: all movies about teenagers trying to get some ass. It is in the vein of such quests for ass that we bring you Buster Cherry, a tale of a mismatched pairing between a science geek and the head of the cheerleading squad.
The flick opens to the strains of Chromeo's "Momma's Boy," which -- in addition to sounding retro and '80s -- aptly sums up the film's main character, an awkward young man by the name of Buster who's not exactly smooth with the ladies. He's trying to find a young woman to whom he can lose his virginity, but can't can't get so much as a glance from the girls in his school.
However, as these things go, Buster is a rather smart young man, and his chemistry lab partner is failing half of her classes. If she wants to remain captain of the cheerleading sqaud, she's going to have to get all of her grades up in the next month. Buster offers to tutor her, and guarantees that she'll pass. They make a deal: for the next month, they'll spend all of their time together. If she passes, she'll hook up Buster with Cherry, the most "morally flexible" member of the squad. MC Chris's "Geek" plays, outlining Buster's many bits of nerdiness as we see him playing D&D with other likewise socially awkward folks, and spazzing out mightily on DDR.
We're provided a montage wherein our mismatched pair begin their work. They spend all of their time together, and slowly but surely, Buster begins to teach the cheerleader how to get her schoolwork done. She's obviously intelligent, and in turn, she begins to bring out the attractive young man in Buster. The images begin to look less and less like a pair of opposites knocking heads, and more like a pair of lovebirds. Thomas Dolby's classic "She Blinded Me With Science" plays as Buster and the cheerleader make their deal and begin work, underscoring the interplay and surprise which Buster has.
Of course, people begin to talk, and there's a showdown, where the jocks hassle Buster, only to have the cheerleader fail to come to his rescue. Buster runs off as Weezer's "In the Garage" plays. His plans of sexual fulfillment denied, as he realizes he's been played for a fool: the cheerleader never planned on helping him, and he was just being used. So, sadly, he sits in his room and reads comics and plays video games, tears silently streaming down his face.
The ending is unsurprising. The head cheerleader feels awful for what she did, and makes it up to Buster, setting him up with Cherry. We see Cherry surprised by how well Buster cleans up, and a certain gleam comes to her eye when she and Buster walk away from the cheerleader. The cheerleader of course, is devastated, realizing that she's come to love Buster, and she's the one who wants to be with him. The next day in school, she lashes out at Buster for sleeping with Cherry, and confesses her feelings to him.
Buster reveals that he didn't sleep with Cherry, and that he loves the cheerleader. They begin kissing each other wildly, and the cheerleader pulls Buster into a broom closet, from wherein begin to emanate sounds of passions. The Bird and the Bee's cover of the Hall and Oates' gem "One on One" plays as the credits roll over a crowd that begins to gather outside the broom closet. At the end of the credits, we fade back in to the door to the closet opening, and everyone cheers.