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Try Seventeen (2002)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  1 April 2003 (Russia)
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The story of a young man who enters college only to discover that he can learn more about life and love from his neighbors in the apartment building where he lives.

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After 17-year-old misfit Jones Dillon (Wood) drops out of college on his first day, he moves into an old apartment building where he soon becomes entangled in the lives of his kooky new neighbors, including a temperamental photographer (Potente) and a self-absorbed aspiring actress (Moore). When he's not busy flirting with the ladies or learning to live on his own, would-be writer Jones divides his time between fending off queries from his alcoholic mother (Perkins), penning letters to an absentee father, and indulging in an overactive fantasy life. An auto accident forces a reality check, however, nudging Jones to grow up & decide what he really wants. Written by Kay-22

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You're only seventeen once. For Jones Dillon, it's one time too many.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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On some of the DVD box covers, Jane and Lisa's hair colors are reversed from that of the movie. See more »

Quotes

Blanche: You were my chance. And I blew it.
Jones: Blanche. No, you didn't blow it.
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You Gotta Decide
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Edwards (as Steve Edwards)
Performed by Donna Darlington
Courtesy of Source In Sync, LLC
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It's Completely Understandable
7 November 2004 | by (London, Ontario) – See all my reviews

Try Seventeen, or the title I bought the movie under, All I Want (I like try seventeen better) is a misunderstood story. I originally bought this movie because of Elijah Wood (he's very cute). I was seventeen at the time, and I totally understood this movie. It's about a boy trying to cope with life as he knows it. He tries to escape by pretending and lying about things, and not only to other people, but to himself. He put himself in imaginative situations where he would be the hero and everything would work out for him as he wanted it to. Oddly enough, I found myself daydreaming the same kind of scenerios, and I still often do. SO no, this movie isn't for everyone, but it is a very understandable storie if you open your mind to it. I related to it very well because I was sort of the same. So don't be close-minded about movies such as this!


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