Rocky Dennis was one good teenager for whom we all almost had to accept for who he looks like & had to inspire us. At least, there were some solid performances by a little fine cast and a great soundtrack the film featured.
of course the film is overly-sentimental but cher's performance is phenomenal. i don't think people give her enough credit...the cannes jury wasn't shitting around when they gave her best actress for this.
Watched a long time ago. And I did like it. Cannot remember a single scene, though. Just images, with no dialoguges. I remember the way the lead character moved and dressed, and not much else. And remember him talking to his mother, Cher. Have no idea if my 3 stars would survive rewacthing it.