Written June 14, 2011
I took my 13 year old and her 2 friends. They Loved it because it was the relationship between George and Sally was funny and the story between them was interesting. I thought it was a cute little romatic comedy. The movie is primarily about the relationship between George and Sally. Freddie Highmore who plays George, Emma Roberts who plays Sally, and Michael Angarano who plays Dustin do a good job in the movie. George is a guy with a few odd quirks who is struggling with finding a reason to do his work. Sally is a popular girl who befriends george and likes his little quirks. Dustin becomes kind of a mentor to George.
The acting and chemistry between all the actors really come's through and was well done.
I would say this movie would be best suited towards the teens and early 20's, but I think anyone would find it enjoyable.
Written June 18, 2011
I read the reviews beforehand and they were pretty harsh. Watching the movie by myself, I found as a teenager with a romantic side, this movie was aboslutley amazing. It's pretty true to high school and teenage life and the charactarization of the main character George was well done. There were numerous moments where I curled up in my seat at the romantic sweetness, so precious it almost hurt. With a some twists that suprised me, the climax makes you wonder how the end will come out. It was written well, some parts making you want to cuddle with a significant other, other parts making you want to yell out at the screen. So if you have a partner willing, or even if you're just a romantic person, I highly suggest going to it. You will not regret it.
Written April 28, 2012
I recommend it. Highmore is sensitive enough to read his face. Good music score - not rap but you can give it a try.. Sometimes kids need to be pushed - and college is important. Movie was made really well - lots of color and light. No real life answers - don't think the end is real - but it will get you to think about pushing your teen. And where is that college fund? I better get it together quick! For a HS movie - much better than most
Written June 17, 2011
An intriguing start that eventually faded into cliches, even the semi-obligatory musical interlude. Not a problem if the two leads have good chemistry, but that was really lacking in this movie. Emma Roberts is stunning and sweet, so it was easy to understand why the virginal Freddie Highmore would develop a strong case of puppy love, but beyond the physical attraction there was nothing there. And why Emma would want to hang out more than once with the gloomy, laconic, admittedly misanthropic Freddie stretched the bounds of believability, especially since she seemed to have other decent friends at hand. It also bothered me that the 18-year olds in this movie had no problem getting served alcohol in every bar and restaurant in NYC. Glad the sneak peek was free, and from the silence at the end, I think the rest of the audience felt the same way.
Written July 14, 2013
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