Well, it ain't your average teenage romance indeed, but it's as full of misconceptions as one would be. Oh, love isn't about totally losing yourself into somebody else's troubled or loathsome personality and oh, a momentary loss only too rarely leads to an enlightment as to who we really are and what we oughta do and with whom.
A high school coming of age picture that treats it's characters like people. An honest, beautiful film that is timeless and touching, spectacularly moving. James Ponsoldt perfectly directs this film and has cast it perfectly. The performances are universally triumphant and emote such depth and richness in every moment. Your heart will soar and your heart will ache. Spectacular.