Written November 24, 2014
100 out of 100 Emotionally dazzling, beautiful, power, heart-breaking and often-funny with a mature tone to a story about a young freshman haunted by his past and living in the new world and becoming their own person. A winning film about the triumph of starting high school and again, the film earns to be in my favorite movie category.
Written September 17, 2014
Really well done and not the usual special effects, foul language or abundant sex that so many other movies need to just be OK. A surprising story line - revealed toward the end of the movie - and characters that don't require a lot of immagination to believe. Really, for everyone.
Written July 25, 2014
This movie is an appealing addition to the "how-awful-is-high school" genre. The performances of the main characters and the supporting cast are at points compelling, and they carry the story. The plot details are revealed slowly, which helps hold audience interests. I recommend seeing it once. I am not sure it's worth seeing multiple times, however.
Written February 27, 2015
It was engaging. Didn't want to leave to go to the bathroom. I cared about the characters. It was fun and emotional. A little unrealistic or overplayed at times, but it is fiction. Definitely worth a watch.
Written March 29, 2015
It was an awesome, awesome Pittsburgh Movie! The cast was exceptional and they did an awesome job with our city! Must see! Don't miss this. Saw twice already! Exceptional movie reminding us what kids go thru just to fit in!