Nelson is a man devoted to his advertising career in San Francisco. One day, while taking a driving test at the DMV, he meets Sara. She is very different from the other women in his life. ... See full summary »
George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who has made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.
Natalie has it all: yearbook editor, scholarship to college, star athlete, reigning social queen. Then Keith enters her life. Secretive and enigmatic, he slowly lures her from her comfort zone. The more Keith holds back, the more Natalie becomes intrigued with figuring him out. In her head, she's determined to keep him at arm's length, but in her heart she can't resist him. As Natalie's world slowly unravels, both their lives are changed forever in this powerful love story. Written by
Two times, we see Natalie in her room, lying on her bed in her tennis outfit. The first time was right after she loses her match. The second time is after she gets out of her parents' car. The second time, however, everything is in the exact same place as it was during the first scene. See more »
[Keith shows up out of the blue in chemistry class]
Four test tubes, three beakers, and a bunsen burner.
Yeah, okay, everything seems to be in order. Keys?
[Keith hands him his key]
[Natalie hands him her key]
The end of chemistry as we know it.
You're such a goddamn glib little actor! As far as I'm concerned, this is a really chicken shit goodbye!
[Natalie storms out of the room]
Don't worry, Walter, she was addressing her remarks to me.
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I would always see the cover at the video store, or online, and just kind of tucked it under my not-worth-seeing column. Honestly, I mean, Jesse McCartney?! But, I was in a what-the-heck mood and decided to watch it. So I entered this fictitious world, and the breath (and tears) barreled right out of me. It was so funny and simple and, just, real.
Half the movie--which some might find frustrating--was an enigma of sorts, a mystery. Who is this guy, an a** or simply out of his mind? But once the director finally lets you in on the secret, you find it's well worth the wait. The whole story unravels onto its own intricate, wonderful plane of everyday-beauty.
You become so invested in these imperfect characters. In their journey to discover love, truth, themselves, and each other.
Quick dialogue, a movie filled with raw emotion and a surprising amount of talent from "that girl from that one Disney Channel movie" and "that hot Summerland guy who sang that song about some pretty girl with a beautiful soul!" Though this movie isn't really for everybody, I highly recommend at least the attempt b/c it could really leave you with something like it did for me:-)
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