Winner of Project Greenlight (the brainchild of BFFs Ben Affleck & Matt Damon), 'The Battle of Shaker Heights' is a witty and charming coming-of-age story. Life and people don't always live up to our ideals, but we must accept that, and move on. It's hard not to admire the boldness of someone who isn't afraid to live. Shia LaBeouf did some of his best work at a young age. His character shares notable similarities with his real life (an impulsive, yet captivating teenage boy with a penchant for acting, a father with a history of drug addiction, and an artistic, bohemian mother), which makes his performance more authentic.