Not such o good movie.
Good movie, but best of all time? Hardly . . .
Let me be very fair here, this is not the best movie in my opinion. But, this movie is fun, it has purpose and is very enjoyable to watch.
Exactly the movie you think it is, but not the movie you want it to be.
A smart film about priorities and connections. An honestly performed and lovely story that reminded me of high school stress, and the kinds of stress that were actually worth it. Bravo to all.
I enjoyed the flip on a high school students' story where they actually studied hard. It was interesting and quite charming. I genuinely laughed and cried. It felt a lot like an indie movie and I honestly couldn't guess what was happening next.
My initial draw to this film was that these two characters would be debating with all the intense energy high schoolers are known for. That's a real feat to pull off well, the split second timing and in and outs of the debate topic. Turns out that this kind of 'debate' is based on READING your research as fast as you can for 8 minutes, there was no real debate, very annoying to listen to, and there was no real demonstration of their brillian minds, we have to take that on faith. Huge disappointment, and gave very little for the film to run on.Other than that, it's your typical story of boy and girl that don't like each other until they fall for each other, and over achievers that spend all their time studying, and realize what they've been missing out on their life. Wasn't worth the time to watch. I think these actors had it in them to pull of real debates, but the creator / scriptwriters took the easy way out.
I am a policy debater and when I saw the movie I was bitterly disappointed.
Where are the double breaths? the card cutting? why'd the guy not run an afro pessimism k? they weren't even that good at spreading!
More of a generic love story than anything else, and its story line is extremely lacking.
Anyway, for y'alls who want to do policy debate - go do it. It is extremely rewarding.
Sidenote: going and qualifying to states != free ride to harvard; i mean c'mon where is my free ride Harvard?