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Critic Reviews for Lucas
Lucas is as irresistible as its slight, brilliant, bespectacled 14-year-old hero (Corey Haim).
Having carefully and sensitively drawn an interesting character and put him in an interesting place, the filmmakers start painting with their fingers and ultimately provide a very familiar picture.
No, it's not a daringly original plot and yes, it is sentimental, but Mr. Seltzer handles his small story as gently as Lucas handles the baby locust he finds in the road.
It's a poignant and effective character study that manages not only to explore important teenage issues without condescending to the audience, but to offer an upbeat ending without descending into mawkishness.
It would be tragic if this film would get lost in the shuffle of "teenage movies." This is a movie that is as pure and true to the adolescent experience as Truffaut's The 400 Blows.
Audience Reviews for Lucas
Lucas is cute for maybe two seconds and then you sort of want to through a rock at his nerdy head. I think it's funny that Charlie Sheen is supposed to be this Hottie Mchotterson and Wino is this geeky tomboy. Total role reversal. And Jeremy Piven! Whoa, time warp.
This romantic teen comedy is charming and heartfelt, I really like it. Plus, it has a great cast. I highly recommend it.
Wow, can't believe this movie wasn't a big hit back in the day. But then again THE kind of movie I'm the biggest fool for are coming of age films, so perhaps I like them better than most do. I thought this movie was excellent. I'd heard of it but actually didn't have it planned to watch it tonight, but it caught my eye and I was glued. Definitely watch it if you haven't ever seen it and you enjoy coming of age films!
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