• Released
  • February 2, 2001
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • Drama
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Nico And Dani Synopsis
2 teenage boys test the limits of their friendship while discovering much about themselves.
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
The film is rightfully carried by Nico and Dani and under Gay's artful helmsmanship it's carried with remarkable sympathy and believability.
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Chicago Tribune

By Robert K. Elder
While Nico and Dani presents itself as a no-frills coming-of-age tale, its soundtrack seems lifted from a teen comedy like "American Pie."
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The movie ultimately turns out to be less about sex than it is about the point in a friendship where two people decide they will both be...
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Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
A more honest version of "Summer of '42."
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
American teenage movies tidy things up by pairing off the right couples at the end. In Europe they know that summers end and life goes on.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
Honest, sensitive and keenly observant.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Director Gay deals so honestly with the boys' emotions, it's almost a revelation when compared to Hollywood fabrications.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Sweet and harmless -- a beach movie in more ways than one -- but it doesn't run awfully deep.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The acting is amiable but the story isn't much deeper than the callow main characters.
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
A movie more interested in shocking than in entertaining.
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