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What really carries this film is the wonderful performances by all the actors. The always-impressive Kyle Gallner (who I usually see in horror films) is very likable as Aaron. How is this actor not a star?! However, I was most impressed by Britt Robertson, who plays the 14-year-old (I was shocked to find out she's 21 in real life..she truly did look like a teenager!) Britt's performance is multi-layered and expertly played.
Here's the scoop. Aaron is in college, ahead of his time, enrolled in an advanced engineering program. His mom is overbearing and his dad in milquetoast. He really would rather be an artist. He gets involved with and older woman student who has a rough past. Her daughter starts to dig him and there is kind of a cool female student in the wings. It all gets really messy.
As in all good indy films the writing and acting are at the heart. The set-ups might not be too original, and you see fairly early on where these set-ups might lead, but it's still full of surprises. Aaron is younger than his classmates and gets involved with things that are beyond his years. He navigates through the situations as best he can but they are messy and he's lucky he's smart and has a good heart. A lesser person would have been eaten alive. He likes Linda, the older woman. He's too young for her. Her daughter likes him. She's too young for him. Then there's Wes (Esai Morales) who's a cop also in love with Linda. Each character is on the brink of going off the deep end. They stumble and bumble but end up none the worse for wear.
They dot the film with glimpses of his artwork and fill it with a lot of nifty tunes. Enough was spent on production to give it a professional sheen. You like these folks. None of them are bad. They just have issues that are at odds with one another. Aaron is having difficulty with his big engineering project (walking on water) so the viewer really wants to see if he'll nail it. How will the relationships work out. I was satisfied with the way things played out. Everybody wins (or at least doesn't lose) in a way that didn't seem too pat.Read more ›
Beth is very independent and very different from Linda. Beth really gets on Aaron neves. But, he still okay with that and starts to fall for Linda. He then finds out Linda has a BF, West and is so, so about Linda. But, starts to like Beth.
Now, everything starts to fall apart and Aaron is in the middle of everything and he starts to come to age now. He helps out Linda, Beth, and West with their problems and they become a family at the end. Aaron learns more about life and what it has to offer and he is well on his way to get on with his new life.
I felt this movie had a great plot and characters. It seems to be a very low budget movie but all the actors were awesome playing their roles. The acting is really made this movie good. The script was okay, but the actors made it better. There were many great moments and scenes. I do recommend this movie.
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Caught this as a recommended movie on Netflix. Got several people to watch it before they took it off. I just had to have it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Henrybgt1757
I posted to 4chan's /b/ board, asking for a movie that would be uncomfortable to watch. Got a big list, this was one in it. Pretty solid movie. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
Thought the acting/actors were great in it. Altho' I'm a little biased. Laura Allen is my daughter-in-law, so I enjoyed it all the more.Published 15 months ago by Loretta
Item arrived on time and in great condition.
I bought this movie because I rented it and really liked it. Fun movie.
What (from the cover painting and write up) seemed like would be a typical teen coming-of-age comedy turned out to be much more. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Flickviewer
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