Nerds need love too.
In "I Love You, Beth Cooper," which comes out on DVD Tuesday, Nov. 3, Denis Cooverman (Paul Rust) uses his valedictory speech to declare his tender feelings for Beth Cooper (Hayden Panettiere) in front of the entire school .
Miracle of miracles, instead of scoffing at the declaration, Beth discovers over the course of a wild night that nerdy Denis is actually a pretty great guy.
What's not to like? A nerd isn't just a pretty brain. Sans popularity, nerds have developed other coping skills in life such as thinking for themselves and listening sympathetically.
But lest you get the idea that all nerds are alike, check out these nerds' diverse qualities that would make any dream girl/guy lucky to have 'em. Who knows? Maybe you'll find you're partial to Poindexters too!
"I Love You Beth Cooper"
The nerd: Denis Cooverman (Paul Rust), high school valedictorian
The dream girl/guy: Beth Cooper (Hayden Panettiere), cheerleader/unattainable blonde
Why give the nerd a chance?: Who else has the chutzpah to risk humiliation by declaring his love publicly? That takes some major cojones. And let's not forget that he also called out the Golden Boy alum who's still dating high school girls. He calls it like he sees it, that Denis.
Check out this exclusive clip from the film: