Thanks for the memories!
Surprisingly incoherent and boring
This is a small, humorous movie in some ways, but it has a huge heart. What a nice experience.
Great example of an old-fashioned, pure-at-heart escapist event movie that doesn't pretend to be anything that it's not and has boat loads of fun being its own ludicrous self.
Ivan Milkov Marinov
The movie is definitely very handsome and intriguing, but it seemed as if something was missing in the final. This film ends in the final as if there's a second part of the movie. It is definitely worth the highly rated film.
If one day there is a second part, I will really be glad to look at it too. The actors are really well-chosen, but it seems like something was missing again on the film.
Ah ..forget it !!
so I liked Freddie Highmore in Spiderwick Chronicles , Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and loved his character in The Art of Getting by , to which this movie feels like a sequel . very relatable romance .
I mainly watched this little flick, because I enjoy Freddie Highmore and his great ability to engage any part he is given. Overall it was a middle of the road tale, but very worthy!! It is a sort of a coming of age yarn, that many of us have experienced by just sustaining life and not reaching out to embrace it. We don't always live up to expectations or exceed them with the talent we are given. Lots of sidebars in this flick too with a great effort by Christopher Meloni as the dysfunctional Dad and Marg Helgenberger as the Mom who are divorced. Also a nice added touch is the supporting friend played by Haley Joel Osment, who encourages Highmore to get up the courage to ask out the girl of his dreams. Again a worthy tale nicely tied together by a great ensemble cast. Well worth the money I paid to watch it on streaming video!!
I'd like to see a followup to this sobering charmful character story. I think what makes the main character endearing is his propensity for honesty. He shows a child like willingness to put him self out there and reach out for the person, who will be the one to bring out a desire to ask more of himself. She reminds him that he's worthy of the pursuit of asking more of himself. He learns that to have the one he wants, he has to do himself a favor and become the person he wants to be. Until he does, the one cares about the most won't be able to pursue him wholeheartedly. I hope to see a sequel that will show his career unfolding and hopefully a further developing romance.