There is a quirkiness to this movie that just inherently... works. Whether it's the indie edge or the impressive connective performances between Robertson and O'Brien, there are flashes of a new-age "Say Anything" going on here that are at once touching and original. The soundtrack, both songs and original music, are both a pleasure. See this if you're tired of the old "love story" sequence; this breaks new ground.
So, this was actually really cute. I wasn't actually expecting much from it (and, honestly, I only really watched it because DYLAN O'BRIEN), but I was oh-so-pleasantly surprised (and exposed to how nice his hands are, seriously wow). Okay. It was cliche at times, but there were enough unexpected occurrences for it to feel fresh as fish and it just kept me wanting more (barring O'Brien, I mean).