Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
  1. Reviewed by: Steve Simels
    Numbingly predictable.
  2. 30
    Overproduced as a Super Bowl soft-drink commercial, so much so that even its potentially insightful moments seem like movie fakery.
  3. Reviewed by: Nicole Arthur
    Surprisingly mawkish teen film.
  4. 20
    From the lowercase lettering of the title to the deadly familiarity of the plot, there is much to grate on your nerves in this TV Afterschool Special trying to pass as a real movie.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 63 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. Sep 20, 2013
    I love movies like this, real movies about real things.It`s a love story but with real life problems.They should make more teen movies like this, and less of the crap they usually put out. Full Review »
  2. AlexandriaM.
    Jan 3, 2007
    You know, I truly believe this is the greatest teen movie that has been made. I'm glad that they understand fully how a teenagers life is, its not like other ridiculous teen films where you can't connect with their emotions, and their feelings are very inadequate to a NORMAL teenager's life. This movie deserves a 10, they had a perfect cast, and Kirstin Dunst is a genius with her performance, and Jay, don't even get me started with him. Incredible talent, sure to see him rise to the top. Overall, phenominal, and I'm glad that this movie was made. Full Review »
  3. krystle
    Oct 8, 2005
    Omg i just saw the movie today it was amazing!!!He a great actor and cant wait to see the movie again.i wish i was kristen dunst!