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Try Seventeen (2002)

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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ma Mabley (as Deborah Harry)
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Michael Roberds ...
Clerk (as Michael Roberts)


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.


Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »






Release Date:

1 April 2003 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

All I Want  »

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1.85 : 1
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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 »


Lisa: Jones, will you kiss me?
Jones: Ok.
Lisa: Ok because you want to or ok because I asked you to?
Jones: I want to.
Lisa: Will you do it now please?
Jones: Ok, I will but...
[Lisa kisses Jones before he can finish]
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Written by Daniel Torres
Performed by Code Name: Rocky
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21 February 2005 | by (THAILAND, BANGKOK) – See all my reviews

Just like Orange County, this movie is about finding oneself at one of the most confusing and influential time of one life at seventeen at as the freshman.

A story of the boy drop out of collage on the first day to find something else in life, that is until he rent an apartment and befriend with the strange neighbors.

I say the movie will be very much enjoying by any body and some of them may even love it. Though the movie is quite slow, it is still flawless and thus did deliver pretty good amount of satisfaction. Overall, it is a good movie (though the movie lacks of some good moments to remember it by) and is recommended, especially Elijah fans.

Reason To Watch: · Just the cast alone (Elijah, Mandy and Franka.) would already sell this movie.

Reason Not To: · Weird to see Elijah and Franka together, · No Goods Kodak Moments, · Nothing much in the movie.

Rating: 6.5/10 (Grade: C+)

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