Keith 2008 PG-13 CC

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Smart and popular high school senior Natalie thinks she has her life figured out, but everything changes when she meets a mysterious boy with nothing to lose.

Starring:
Elisabeth Harnois, James Applebury
Runtime:
1 hour 35 minutes

Keith

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Genres Drama, Romance
Director Todd Kessler
Starring Elisabeth Harnois, James Applebury
Supporting actors Margo Harshman, Ignacio Serricchio, Michael McGrady, Jennifer Grey, Michael O'Keefe, Ethan Phillips, Eric Parker, Jessy Schram, Micah Henson, Ian Nelson, Tabitha Brownstone, Sam Murphy, Sarah Zinsser, Ron Carlson, Megan Hubbell, Courtney Halverson, Janice Kent, Zack Rockefeller
Studio Egami
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 7-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Great movie and great acting.
Mr. Man Cave
The acting was superb to say the least, and while I did enjoy Elisabeth Harnois' performance, I have to say that Jesse McCartney was phenomenal as Keith.
Marisa Amorando
I love movies...watch them all the time.
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103 of 107 people found the following review helpful By Marisa Amorando on February 25, 2011
Format: DVD
I don't pretend to be someone who's big into online commentary. In fact, I'm 29 and this is the first review I've ever written. Although I do consider myself a movie buff, I've never felt the need to comment on any of the movies I've seen, simply because most of them were forgettable. Sure, at the time, I may have thought certain films were outstanding,even moving. But nothing, and I mean nothing, has ever caused me to feel so passionate and so involved as this movie. It haunts me still! I find myself thinking about it in the middle of my work day, causing me to smile, or shed a quiet tear.

I recently lost my best friend to illness (not cancer but similar) and it's been almost a year. I haven't cried over her. I continue on with my life thinking if I just push forward and don't feel anything, that things will be okay. When I stumbled upon this movie on netflix, I thought it would be a cheezy teen indie dramedy similar to countless others I've seen and at best, it will atleast put me to sleep quickly (I'm an insomniac). Suddenly, I stepped into Keith's world and found myself enthralled.

The acting was superb to say the least, and while I did enjoy Elisabeth Harnois' performance, I have to say that Jesse McCartney was phenomenal as Keith. His performance was impeccable, and so incredibly believable. The chemistry between these two was electric. I felt it's waves coming at me through the TV set. I can go on to discuss the writing, plot, beautiful imagery, etc, etc. But, we love movies not simply for what they are, but for the way they make us FEEL. This movie touched me and awakened a place in me that I thought had died a year ago, with my best friend. After seeing this movie, something happened. My heart opened up, and I felt sad, and happy, and full again.
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121 of 130 people found the following review helpful By J. Martin on January 31, 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Keith is a movie about teenagers in high school, but it is not a high school movie. Reviewers who put it into that category, or who recommend it for teenagers only, are missing the point. The characters could be almost any age and in almost any situation, and very little else would have to change. Having them be attractive teenagers only means more people will see the movie, which is good.

Keith is one of the most beautiful, powerful, serious, joyful, triumphant, and universally relevant movies any of us will ever see. It is about what it means to be a human being in a random world, about how it feels to be inside--and outside--a powerful social and political system.

But above all Keith is about love--not the phony, sentimental melodrama of Hollywood romance, and not the impulsive, hormone-fueled engine of adolescence, but the love that selects two people, draws them together into one, and carries them together through every challenge that comes against them. Keith is about real joy and real pain, about life and death and everything in between.

Keith is a remarkable and very rare work of art. Every word, every gesture, every expression on every actor's face, every scene, every moment of this movie is perfect. Characters emerge and develop and grow and interact and fail and overcome as they should in every movie but almost never do.

I've been watching and loving movies for almost 60 years, and I've seen thousands of great ones, but if I could keep only one DVD in my collection, Keith would be it.
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51 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Lacy on September 15, 2009
Format: DVD
If you're looking for something unpredictable, gut-wrenching, utterly wonderful,and something to fall in love with, then this is the movie for you. The words the characters speak, speak true to you even if your story doesn't match theirs. Both of the actors were so set in themselves and in the story that to me it was top notch acting. I without a doubt, advise you to watch this movie, and dare you to let it move you the way it moved me. Excellent, 5 stars.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Richard J. DAngelo on December 15, 2010
Format: DVD
I'm older than any of you. I can tell that by just reading what most of you wrote. The only McCartney I have ever heard of is Paul. But just the same, I loved this film. It reminded me of Sweet November (not the monstrosity created by Keannu Reeves, who couldn't act his way out of a paper bag, but the original 1968 version with Anthony Newly - another excellent film)

I've read the one star reviews of Keith and in my opinion the reviewers are either mentally challenged or simply never considered looking beyond the surface of a story.

This is what most reviewers here don't see. Harnois lived in a box. Her values were determined by what she was told from early childhood they should be. Success meant going to a top 10 University, doing well academically, and scoring with the guys. She was happy in this artificial world until someone from the outside came knocking.

In McCartney's world success meant waking up for the next day. He dealt with his affliction by humorous and sarcastic deflection. At the same time he liked Harnois and decided to introduce himself into her plastic world.

As you see the two of them slowly falling in love with each other - one knowingly, the other unconscious of it - you begin to see Harnois breaking the shell which kept her prisoner which she never knew was there. Her love causes her to break out of societies paradigm and discover what living life on her own terms is like. As the movie ends she is living it out on McCartney's terms but you know she will soon break out into her own.

It's a journey of self-discovery and in the end is truly a joyful film, well acted and well written. Hell, I even liked the music!
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