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But even when the tone gets a bit puritanical in the stretch, director James Ponsoldt's respect for his characters keeps things relatively real and still entertaining. If only more teen dramadies could claim that elusive pairing.
And credit the filmmakers for not dramatizing the fateful "first time." In so many films it's portrayed as serious and painful, almost like a punishment. Here it is shown the way I remember it...nervous banter and a lot of giggling.
Unfortunately, an odd paradox emerges. The more we learn about Aimee -- the more she is presented in depth, as a complicated character -- the more she is revealed to be, in fact, just a prop for Sutter's rehabilitation and redemption.