Ella highly values honesty, so she becomes infuriated when she discovers that Lola’s story was a lie.After Lola’s father arrives, and they explain what happened, Stu gratefully takes them all back to the party, where Ella forgives Lola for lying, and the two girls see Carla, who sees them, as well, and looks upset.When they get there, Stu stumbles drunkenly out of the building and passes out in an alley.The two girls take him to a diner to sober him up, but he gets in trouble, and they end up at a police station, where Lola gives her father’s New York City address.None of the other students believes Lola’s story about being arrested with Stu and leaving her necklace at his house.Afterward, Lola goes home, depressed, and refuses to perform in the play, but she is spurred on by Ella’s encouragement and arrives backstage just in time to prevent Carla from taking over her part.When you’re single, it seems like everybody worth dating is in a serious relationship or married—but that just isn’t the case.
When she met Ella, she tried to impress her by telling her a dramatic story about her father dying years earlier.
As Carla’s lies become apparent, she backs away from the crowd on the verge of tears and falls into a fountain, greeted by everyone’s laughter.
In a conciliatory gesture, Lola helps her up, and Carla accepts defeat.
She loses her chance to buy tickets and new clothes when her mother takes away her allowance, and the concert is sold out by the time she persuades Ella to pay for the tickets.
Lola explains that they can buy tickets from a scalper, though, and she gets Sam to sneak Eliza’s dress out of the costume room for her to wear at the concert.
She also meets Sam (Eli Marienthal), a cute boy who takes a liking to her, and makes enemies with Carla Santini (Megan Fox), the most popular girl in school.