ve had since my first love. Indeed, the first love colors the rest of your life. It is something I would not give up for anything, but it is baggage.
Tye Olson is perfectly cast as Danny and Kyle Clare fits the role of the stud. However, both actors are newcomers but perform their best. Karen Black is very good as Mrs. Martin, the art teacher and Ellie Araiza plays the fag hag with sass. The movie gets too melodramatic as it progresses towards the end, but it had me sitting up and paying rapt attention.
The dialouge could have been a lot better and most of the acting was alright. Overall I quite enjoyed it, i cried and laughed which is what I like in a movie. It could have been done a lot better but it could have also been done a lot worse.
I originally was going to give this 3 stars but due to the fact that the ending actually shocked me and I didnt see it coming I gave it a higher rating. Honestly, they did a great job of creating this illusion in my mind as to what the ending would be, and then they pulled the rug out from under me. I was quite shocked. It made perfect sense though.
The movie was sweet, nothing particularly original but still beautiful. There were some scenes that were quite artistic. I'm not refering to the fact that the main character is an artist. No, there was this one scene for instance where the two leads are inside and suddenly it's raining buckets, inside...they get covered in water and rain droplets and so does everything around them. However, the candles stay lit and in reality they are inside and there is no rain at all. I can't really say I understand the purpose of that, but it was quite beautiful nonetheless.
At the start I thought I loved Tye Olsen's acting and his role but towards the end it lost its touch for me. He still is a sweetheart though.
In conclusion, it met my expectations and in a way surpassed them by surprising me with the ending. However you will not be surprised if you read the summary of the movie first because it ruins the surprise.
What did this movie teach me? Sometimes it's good to go into a movie without reading the description, it makes things more unexpected.