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July 31, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
A lot of talented people, ranging from Eraserhead's cinematographer (Frederick Elmes) to Choose Me's costume designer (Tracy Tynan), contributed to this muck.
March 26, 2009
Pic is populated by profoundly unrewarding characters doing and saying utterly uninteresting things.
June 24, 2006
A well-intentioned study of high-school kids coping (and not coping) with the pressures of adolescence, its naturalistic style only makes the more overt dramatic elements look forced and clichéd.
May 21, 2003
The implacable earnestness laid on by the script, which it took three people to put together, is not relieved by the nonstop songs, from rock-and-roll to Gilbert and Sullivan.
January 1, 2000
Good intentions and seriousness aside, it's not much of anything -- not terrible, but not terribly engaging or illuminating either.
August 11, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
To describe the opening scenes makes them seem routine, and yet they captured my attention with an intensity that I still do not understand.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
April 9, 2007
This isn't much more than a conscientious TV-movie drama, with a rather maudlin climax, but the performances are solid...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 29, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 27, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
May 4, 2004
Somehow balances the silliness of being seventeen with the beauty and the horror of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 24, 2003
A fresh faced Keanu Reeves stars in this quietly tragic depiction of teenage years, suicide and anger.
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