The moment this movie started I was a little worried. I'm not sure what it was that made me feel this way. I think it was the notion that I was watching a rather uninteresting kid's diary unfold before my eyes. As it turns out...this was exactly the case.
A cute film based on the real life of Reed Fish (who has a cameo in the film) is nothing more than a mildly interesting story with a twist that breaks even the slow pace of the movie. It is actually disruptive which is too bad because I believe it was the writer's sole vehicle in attempting to convey his aspirations.
Jay Baruchel from Judd Apatow's brood (Undeclared) helps to save this with his pretty believable performance, but there is just not enough meat to chew on.
We have love and love lost. We have tragedy. We have life decisions, but this all comes off like some teen soap opera reaching for something that it just cannot have.
It isn't a bad film, but it just isn't a good one.
Sorry Reed, but your life and realizations are just not that interesting.
If you are looking for a bland watch that will offend no one and you simply need to cleanse your palette for the next film to come along this is the one for you. Totally bland. It doesn't even make for a decent sorbet.