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Edge of Seventeen (1998)

tomatometer

40

Average Rating: 5.1/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 3

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Average Rating: 3.6/5
User Ratings: 3,664

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Movie Info

A Eurythmics-obsessed, small-town Ohio youth comes to terms with his sexual identity and his New Wave fashion sense in this gentle coming-out drama, which is set in 1984. When closeted Sandusky teen Eric (Chris Stafford) and his best friend, Maggie (Tina Holmes), accept summer jobs in food service at the local amusement park, they befriend their lesbian manager, Angie (Lea DeLaria), and a gay college student named Rod (Andersen Gabrych). Sparks fly between the two boys, even as Maggie waits

R,

Drama, Comedy

Todd Stephens

Jul 11, 2000

Strand Releasing

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All Critics (28) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (11) | Rotten (4)

This film deals honestly with the difficulties of coming out in high school.

August 16, 2002

Has a winning empathy and observant sense of the Midwestern locale which bring freshness to a tale that's been told many a time before.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Audience Reviews for Edge of Seventeen

I'm a huge fan of gay romance (no idea why, I can't stand straight romance), but I didn't particularly like it. The acting was fine, and there was awesome music (Yazoo, Bronski Beat etc = yay), but it was just boring.
October 12, 2009
MightySparks

Super Reviewer

I really thought I was gonna hate this movie but I actually thought it was pretty good. A lot of the criticisms I noticed has to do with stupid choices that the Eric character makes but maybe they don't remember what it's like to be 17. He's pretty much an innocent dork that gets caught up in what he believes to be love but is actually just sex. From there it's a lot of confusion for him. Maybe it's not groundbreaking but the acting was pretty good for a low-budget gay movie. B+
October 6, 2009
SunilJawahir

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