Written July 29, 2016
This movie is for everyone. Almost every teen in this world could relate to this movie, it's inspiring and helps everyone (even adults) in a problem or issue they faces. The acting is awesome and this movie deserves rewards.
Written December 19, 2012
An excellent movie with moving, nuanced performances by the lead actors. I found myself engaged and actually caring about what happens to the main characters. The film deftly handled the troubling issue of child abuse and the subsequent emotional scars left behind. Anyone who has ever felt that they didn't quite fit in will find some character to identify with.
Written August 28, 2016
We were all awkward freshmen and cool seniors once upon a time. This movie nails the high school experience and will bring back some wonderfully painful memories. There's plenty of music, partying, first-time sex, and abuse in this movie. Go see it because you'll get to relive some of those experience while watching a terrifically crafted film.
Written June 29, 2016
Just saw this movie. All I can say is this movie is one of the best I've ever seen. Definitely going to see it again. It was completely awesome and all the actors/actresses did a rly rly good job!
Written May 05, 2016
When the book first came out, it was well above the average YA fiction out there. It's become de rigeur for outsider, misfit kids to pick up a copy, and I know when the film finally began production, many were worried that it would be a disappointment.
Pleased to say that, on the whole, it hit all the right notes. The passion, intensity, self-deprecating humor, sadness--it's all there. There were a few minor plot changes from the novel, but the author was so involved in making this movie that there was no way he was going to abandon his own characters and the principles behind his work.
Casting was excellent. The 6 or 7 main teen characters were all very convincing...adults a little more clueless than necessary, but fit the story's purpose. Music was a little anachronistic--would the kids who were so into The Smiths really not recognize David Bowie? Could ANYONE get that excited about "Come on, Eileen"?
If you HAVEN'T read the book, but consider yourself sensitive, then go.