Gretchen (2006)

Gretchen (2006)

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A geek girl can't help falling for boys who are even bigger losers than she is in this independent comedy from writer and director Steve Collins. Gretchen Finkle (Courtney Davis) is a 17-year-old high school student who has been going through an awkward phase for most of her life. Gretchen has a lamentable fashion sense, she's socially inept, and she has a habit of falling head over heels for the greasiest and most burnt out guys at her school. Gretchen's latest romantic obsession is Ricky, a particularly notorious local hesher, and her mother becomes so concerned about Gretchen's crush that she ships her daughter off to an in-patient emotional therapy clinic to sort out her confused and unstable emotional condition. Gretchen tries to go along with therapy, but decides she needs to set out on a journey of self-discovery if she's going to get to the bottom of her neuroses and her obsession with loser guys in time for the senior prom. Gretchen received the award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2006 Los Angeles Film Festival.
Rating: NR
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: Steve Collins
Written By: Steve Collins
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John Merriman
as Ricky Marichino
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Critic Reviews for Gretchen

All Critics (6)

A daring, original, and ultimately very touching work.

Full Review… | January 10, 2010
DVDTalk.com

As Steve Collins' Gretchen proves, not all Amerindies on the festival circuit are made by guys you'd expect to run into in a John Cassavetes festival.

Full Review… | June 24, 2007
Stylus Magazine

A beautiful, delicate look at the nasty pains of teenage relationships. And Gretchen could totally kick Napoleon Dynamite's butt.

Full Review… | April 8, 2007
Cinematical

A smooth debut, a very confident and funny piece of filmmaking.

Full Review… | March 26, 2006
EricDSnider.com

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Full Review… | March 20, 2006
Film Threat

A really dry, funny and sad film.

Full Review… | March 15, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Gretchen

What if Napoleon Dynamite starred a girl!? This answers that even less good would come of it. Pure awfulness. Curse you, indie comedies! At least Stephen Root saved the five minutes he was in.

Robert Iwataki
Robert Iwataki

What if Napoleon Dynamite starred a girl!? This answers that even less good would come of it. Pure awfulness. Curse you, indie comedies! At least Stephen Root saved the five minutes he was in.

Robert I (Master of All Movies)
Robert I (Master of All Movies)

A rather beautiful, daring, delicate, original, and touching look at the nasty pains of teenage relationships.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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