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5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 7 out of 18
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  1. CraigB.
    Aug 4, 2004
    4
    The dialogue is clunky, the relationships among the characters are unconvincing, and the plot is boring and predictable. The movie asipres to be either a sweet coming-of-age story or a teen sex comedy, but the movie never really gets out of its own weight. If Erica Beeney's writing can be judged on the basis of this movie, then she may have some promise but she is still making some The dialogue is clunky, the relationships among the characters are unconvincing, and the plot is boring and predictable. The movie asipres to be either a sweet coming-of-age story or a teen sex comedy, but the movie never really gets out of its own weight. If Erica Beeney's writing can be judged on the basis of this movie, then she may have some promise but she is still making some amateurish errors in judgment (i.e., being a little too obvious when she trots out her research and spending too much time telling the viewer how to feel about things rather than letting events speak for themselves). The movie does get points for a decent performance by Amy Smart. The rest of the cast did what they could. Shia LeBeouf...I don't know, maybe he will win me over someday if he gets the right role but, for now, I'm still unconvinced. Expand
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33

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 22
  2. Negative: 8 out of 22
  1. If there is a delicate story of forgiveness, friendship and family buried somewhere in Erica Beeney's script, Potelle and Rankin haven't managed to find it under the throes of empty rebellion and painless triumph.
  2. Reviewed by: Angel Cohn
    60
    LaBeouf somehow manages to turn Kelly's self-centered behavior and irritating character quirks into a sympathetic lead, and the well-written script by newcomer Erica Beeney brings a lot of humor to some very touching moments.
  3. Surprisingly sweet and smart... LaBeouf does an excellent job, and the talented Beeney is one to watch.