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George Zinavoy (Freddie Highmore as a very fine developing adult actor) is a lonely and fatalistic high school senior who believes `you are born alone, die alone and everything else is an illusion'. Despite the fact that he is very intelligent and artistic he fails to complete any class work assignments, failing to see the point of doing such mundane tasks if we are all going to simply die anyway. His mother (Rita Wilson) and father (Sam Robards) are at odds: his father's business went bankrupt and he spends his time in the park and in coffee shops to hide the fact that he is unemployed (George sees this unbeknownst to the parents). George finally makes a friend in Sally (Emma Roberts), and develops and attraction for clueless George. The school's principal (Blair Underwood) and art teacher (Jarlath Conroy) introduce him to an alumni, and successful artist, Dustin (Michael Angarano - continuing to be one of the most interesting young actors on the screen today), who can help guide George along life's path, but other distractions start surfacing, and George might not even be able to graduate from high school. How George discovers his feelings and his options is a well played out ending.
There are some fine cameos by Alicia Silverstone, Ann Harada, Marcus Carl Franklin, Ann Dowd, Elizabeth Reaser among others. But the significant satisfaction is the privilege of watching Freddie Highmore graduate into more adult roles: he is becoming a very fine actor. Grady Harp, December 11
This will certainly put to rest any worries that Freddie will have any problems going from child star to young adult, or adult roles.He keeps you riveted to his very quirky,mysterious, stubborn , but very likable character thru the entire film,never disappointing the viewer.
Emma Roberts is the perfect casting choice as his girlfriend. She certainly holds her own in the film and at the same time lets Freddie work his magic on you. Should bring them both even more fans...
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the main character is basically the spoiled rich white kid with everything handed to him on a silver platter yet for no reason does he ever try to do anything
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This movie was for my daughter, she requested it. She said it was a good movie and it was in good working order. No scratches on disc, no cracks/breaks on case.Published 3 months ago by Michelle Holder
This is a dog of a movie. Sundance usually picks the quirky intelligent ones, but this was slow, poorly acted, incompletely conceived and feelingless. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Solid movie that kept my attention throughout. Great acting by Freddie Highmore in this showing a lot of depth and doing a great job portraying a character undergoing quite a... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kyle