Edge of Seventeen
1998, Comedy/Drama, 1h 39m23 Reviews 2,500+ Ratings
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A time capsule assembled with honesty and sensitivity, Edge of Seventeen overcomes youthful fumbles to capture a time of life -- and an era. Read critic reviews
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Critic Reviews for Edge of Seventeen
Writer Todd Stephens and director David Moreton give us the inside scoop, live and direct, from Eric's heart.
Writer Todd Stephens and director David Moreton show a gift for solid, emotionally realistic storytelling in a sensitive -- if racy -- coming-of-age tale.May 28, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
The actors mainly come across as movie types rather than characters, and despite the obvious sincerity of the project, deja vu seems written into the conception.
It'll resonate with anyone who remembers the awkwardness and elation of their first sexual experiences, because it captures those experiences better and more honestly than practically any other film.
A perceptive, accomplished seriocomedy, "Edge of Seventeen" feels like a gay-p.o.v. version of the deft early-to-mid-'80s John Hughes teen pics, even revisiting their era for trendy (but well-deployed) nostalgia valueJuly 8, 2008 | Full Review…
A more seasoned director could blend all those moods and objectives, but Moreton seems to stop and start each time he shifts moods.January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Audience Reviews for Edge of Seventeen
Oct 12, 2009I'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.Lauren D Super Reviewer
Oct 06, 2009I 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+Sunil J Super Reviewer
May 10, 2009Meh. Ive seen a lot better. It had one of the most realistic endings Ive seen though. Not really happy but thats life right? I was disappointed that the song Edge of Seventeen wasnt in it though. :P Mediocre all and all.Sarah . Super Reviewer
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