Rosie and Alex have been best friends since they were 5, so they couldn't possibly be right for one another...or could they? When it comes to love, life and making the right choices, these two are their own worst enemies.
George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who has made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.
Life changes in an instant for young Mia Hall after a car accident puts her in a coma. During an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and live a life far different than she had imagined. The choice is hers if she can go on.
One night at a friend's house party, a somewhat confident Dave meets a cool and artistic girl named Aubrey. She helps him with his romantic feelings for Jane. They talk about Dave's feelings, and he believes he should tell Jane how he feels. They soon get interrupted by the cops showing up, but decide to walk home together. As the weekend begins, the new friends start to hang out, as well as discuss their relationship... And their virginity. Dave becomes more and more interested in Aubrey, and she reciprocates. Even though she is involved with Roni (her soon to be ex), she has trouble denying her true feelings for Dave. There is one problem, however, Dave is going off to college in another city. Aubrey still has one year left of high school. Will they be able to handle a long distance relationship? Is their love strong enough? Or will Dave chose Jane, the girl of his dreams instead.Written by
Britt's character Aubrey is a junior in high school and Dylan's character David is a senior, but Robertson is actually a year older than O'Brien. See more »
During Dave and Aubrey's first meeting when they are talking in the back alley at some point Dave sits down and you can see just the tip of his left foot in the narrow path.In the next scene when a guy with a skateboard comes out and uses this path you can see that both of his feet are in the path and he is forced to pull himself back. See more »
Jane, Janie, Lately I've been feeling like there's so much noise, ya know? uh so much static. all these voices competing for attention. teachers, parents, magazines. what's in, what's out, who's cool, who's not cool enough... and it's like all this shit gets so loud I feel like I cant even hear myself think. I just want to get in my car and drive... but then I see you, I see you across the hall leaning against your locker... in that jacket that you love so much... and the way you tuck your hair...
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I Cannot Love You
Written by Michael Lerner
Performed by Telekinesis
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This was a passably interesting take on the high school movie. The characters felt real and had at least some depth, other than Dave's friends who felt shoehorned in for non-existent comedy. I thought the 'token black guy' was the thing of the past, but here he is again in a mostly silent, vaguely racist role as the friend and straight talking foil of the sensitive dreamy white kid. The 'English' friend was very awkward too, the accent was way off and the actor wooden.
Other than that, there wasn't anything offensive about the film. The dialogue was fairly smart and snappy, the acting was passable, the storyline was at least somewhat different.
I can't see anyone being passionate about the film, though, and that is the problem. Everything is just average, from the cinematography to the pacing to the plot. The attempts at being 'deep' and 'meaningful' such as the car wreck and the pretentious conversation felt shoehorned in. Essentially it is just a concise teen film that doesn't insult your intelligence but doesn't enthrall you either. There really isn't much to say about it.
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