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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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Storyline

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

Lisa: You know what I mean?
Jones: Yeah
Lisa: You do?
Jones: No
Lisa: You don't?
Jones: I dunno
Lisa: [laughs] I'm sorry but tonight I'm drunk.
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Beautiful Portrayal of Teenage Pain
8 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie. The initial reason that I saw it was because I'm a huge Elijah Wood fan, but I would actually recommend it. The different characters and situations really mirror the pain that teenagers go through at critical times in their lives and Elijah does a great job as Jones, the main character. Not only did I enjoy Elijah Wood, but Mandy Moore and Franka Potente are great actresses. The chemistry between both Elijah and Mandy as well as Elijah and Franka makes for a great storyline. Yes, a lot of questions go unanswered, but I was very happy with the outcome of the plot. Also, Elijah does a great job in his very first on-screen sex scene. It is both beautiful and tasteful.


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