Paramount Classics | Release Date: October 12, 2001
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Universal acclaim based on 18 Ratings
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LainMay 28, 2007
It's a great movie. Critics say it was too cliche? How old are these critics? They seem to have forgotten what it felt like to be that age. Intelligent teens will find this movie interesting and relate to the notion of leaving It's a great movie. Critics say it was too cliche? How old are these critics? They seem to have forgotten what it felt like to be that age. Intelligent teens will find this movie interesting and relate to the notion of leaving teen-angst behind, to come to a better understanding of the world around them. Adults might just remember that 9-5 routines aside, they are not all that dead yet and still have that strong will to live free. Very good acting and directing. I'd recommend it anytime. Expand
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PatriciaS.Aug 21, 2006
Every year, there is a movie that I love every minute of and have to immediately watch again for the sheer enjoyment of it. This film is it for me this year. I eschew the comments from those who question the reality of the teen character or Every year, there is a movie that I love every minute of and have to immediately watch again for the sheer enjoyment of it. This film is it for me this year. I eschew the comments from those who question the reality of the teen character or the wonderful ending. As a high school teacher, mother of 5 and a former teen, it amazed me in its insights. The performances by all cast were top notch. This has made my "Need to See Every Year List." As for the critics, they work so hard to keep their jobs by practicing what Rob Brezny calls "pop nihilism." A steady stream of social cynicism is boring, lazy and has gotten very old. Expand
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JoeQ.Mar 27, 2007
Not for the sophisticate but rings true. Fine work by the principals - Sobieki & Brooks most for all - no false surfaces.
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