• Released
  • June 3, 1998
  • NR
  • Drama
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Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
So full of good stuff that it's impossible not to fall in love with it.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

Moodysson has an uncanny eye and ear for teen speech and attitude, and is able to capture it without the usual condescension and exploitation.
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Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
Moodysson's teen protagonists are more complex than both the high school stereotypes (the nerd, the jock, the beauty queen) in films like "American Pie" and the self-absorbed philosophers on "Dawson's Creek."
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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Paula Nechak
Not only feels real, but it avoids preciousness and cute eccentricity and, in its lean, almost grave, cut-and-dried delivery makes more of an emotional impact because we're able to imprint our own memories of adolescence upon it.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Its portrait of adolescence seems so authentic that it puts most Hollywood products to shame.
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Charming and, compared with most Hollywood films like it, refreshing.
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Portland Oregonian

By Diana Abu-Jaber
American teens will respond to the directness of the issues here, as well as the film's brisk and risky tone.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Shot on reverse film, poet-turned-director Lukas Moodyson's debut feature has a grainy, immediate feel that nicely enhances the story's emotional honesty.
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New York Daily News

Grainy color stock and tight closeups give the film a realistic feel that's accentuated by natural performances from the able young cast.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A light, breezy, often charming little film, with a good cast playing mostly shallow characters.
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73 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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