Surprisingly, and I do not mean this in a derogatory manner, I really found this film rather good. Well worn coming of age scenario that was given a little pep up by the fine cast and sincere execution of the story. No big thrills and spills but just enough pathos about the normal everyday little things/ dramas that make up most peoples lives. Perfect Friday night viewing.
...James, der die Unsicherheit seiner Figur so echt spielt, dass es richtig unangenehm wirkt! Seine Leinwand-Präsenz hat mich richtig verängstigt und während des Abspanns dachte ich nur: Bitte, ich möchte nie wieder Vierzehn sein! (Dazu gibts unsere Film List mit den besten Coming Of Age Filmen (jedenfalls nach unserem Geschmack) auf der Empfehlungsseite unserer Videothek cinegeek.de
What this beautiful movie teaches is a great lesson everybody should have in their minds everyday. All we, human beings, need is love: to love and to be loved. If we don't find that component in the ordinary people, like family, we will search for it in other souls who captivates us. So... A friend can be found in any one, no matter their age, sex, work, etc.
Points for Rockwell and Collette, but it's about as generic of a formula as the trailer paints it to be. There are some genuinely funny moments, and the supporting cast is generally better than the mopey lead, but overall it's not worth much more than a bored viewing one evening.