R | 1h 32min | Drama, Romance | 5 May 2011 (Germany)
It’s the final semester before graduating from high school, and aspiring actress and good girl Alexa (Emmy Rossum), her outcast gay best friend Ben (Ashley Springer), and loner bad boy Johnny (Zach Gilford), go outside their comfort zones, and throw caution to the wind as they venture into unfamiliar young adult sexual grounds. A bumpy ride of high emotion, betrayal, heartbreak, and sexual experimentation.
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated R for sexual content, language and alcohol use – all involving teens
I would recommend this film for anyone who finds themselves interested in sexuality in general or especially teen sexual awakenings. The plot itself is not extremely gripping but the actors bring a certain raw, candid look at “graduating” adolescence and embarking upon the lifelong trip of finding one’s identity.
Those who wish a typical Hollywood or status quo film experience should stay away from this one as it’s quite creative and caters to those seeking intellectual or romantic pondering. So while this film is indeed interesting the average movie-watcher may find it lacking for entertainment value.
Director: Adam Salky
Writer: David Brind
Stars: Emmy Rossum, Zach Gilford, Ashley Springer