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For teenager Halley (Mandy Moore), love seems like an alien concept. Her mother, Lydia (Allison Janney), and father, Len (Peter Gallagher), are divorced. Lydia doesn't date, and Len is now seeing a younger woman. Halley's sister, Ashley (Mary Catherine Garrison), is about to get married and doesn't realize that her fiancé (Mackenzie Astin) is not the man of her dreams. But, when Halley meets edgy Macon (Trent Ford), she learns what love is really all about.

Cast & Crew

Mandy Moore
Halley Martin
Allison Janney
Lydia Martin
Nina Foch
Grandma Halley
Sonja Smits
Carol Warsher
John White
Michael Sherwood
Neena Beber
Screenwriter
Ted Field
Executive Producer
Scott Kroopf
Executive Producer
Chris Van Allsburg
Executive Producer
David Linde
Executive Producer
Eric Alan Edwards
Director of Photography
Dan Davis
Production Designer
Alexandra Welker
Costume Designer
David Kitay
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  • Jun 12, 2010
    I guess this is a chick flick, but I enjoyed it. Poor Halley suffers through her parents getting divorced, her best friend getting pregnant, her grandmother moving in - all at the age of 17. Because of all these failed relationships, she decides no love affairs for her, but of course fate has another plan for her.
    Red L Super Reviewer
  • Jun 11, 2009
    The problem is learning 'How to Deal" with mandy Moore and her problem with trying to overact, and how she can nver bring that emotion required for that specific scene.
    Joseph E Super Reviewer
  • Sep 13, 2008
    This proves that Moore doesn't just have a golden voice; she deals with her acting career with ease.
  • Aug 15, 2008
    If you like teens series, this one is for you! heck, when i was watching i can't stop thinking this is a teens series wrapped up in one movie! Based on novel, it gives a decent plot. How people can fear falling in love, sounds weird? i had experienced it (Cliche, i know!) and hell other basic teens tragic! Mandy Moore, sizzling with that short hair, she acts good, as usual. other blah, ok. Don't get annoyed of the guy in this movie, not meaning to sound harsh, but i can't stand his long hair.. it makes me wanna scream, 'Cut your fucking hair MORON!'... am i alone? :P 6/10.
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