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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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Clerk (as Michael Roberts)
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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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All I Want  »

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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

Jones: I got a motorcycle.
Blanche: Well isn't that nice. Maybe I should throw myself off this roof and save myself the trouble of having to bury you.
Jones: I don't think the fall would kill you, but you could try.
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Written by Ron Mancuso and Scott Schreer (as Scott P. Schreer)
Courtesy of Freeplay Music
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try17 or all i want?
6 March 2004 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I have to admit,on first hearing about this film I wasn't too keen on it and was thinking that it was going to be one of those teenybopper films. When I actually saw this film for the first,I was amazed how it's really not how I thought.I was a good film.And the soundtrack,I must say,is pretty darn good too. The story line is easy enough to follow,even for me,and the characters are all simple and likeable. Just one thing bugs me.Why change the title to 'All I Want'?In the film,I'm pretty sure no one says the line 'All I Want',however when Jones talks to Brad,he says the line 'Try Seventeen'.It's a memorable line!Why change the title?It would be more memorable (and great) as 'Try Seventeen'. All in all,great film.See it.And hopefully,get the soundtrack!

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