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True to life story about friends trying to make it to adulthood
I saw this at the Waterfront Film Festival in Saugatuck, Michigan.
This was a pretty good movie. Like many of the other films I saw at the festival, it's about old friends reuniting after having been away from each other for a while. But this time, it's because one of the friends died. I guess it wasn't really what I was expecting. I thought it was gonna be about a bunch of friends reminiscing about their pal with some laughs and tears involved, but instead there wasn't much mention about the friend and his death. Instead it was about college guys returning to their hometown hoping to have some of their good times, but in the end realizing that they've grown up.
Each of the characters didn't really have a distinct storyline, there wasn't a goofy friend or a tough guy friend or a nerdy friend, they were just regular guys, so I guess it was pretty true to life. The actors did a good job, Eddie Kaye Thomas (Finch from American Pie) does a nice job with his character, as does Kip Pardue (Victor from The Rules of Attraction0. Newcomer Josh Cooke also did a great job playing the friend who is hiding his emotions.
In the end, it was a good movie, I liked that there weren't a bunch of scenes where the characters each tell why they miss their friend and blaming themselves for his death, we've already seen that in countless movies. But, as I mentioned before, the characters don't have a lot of distinct characteristics, so they don't come off as very memorable. But then again, that's how most people are in real life, so it's not much of a flaw.
So, the film is honest and real and worth seeing.
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