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A documentary on seniors at a high school in a small Indiana town and their various cliques.

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A documentary on seniors at a high school in a small Indiana town and their various cliques.

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Remember high school? It's gotten worse.

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Rated PG-13 for some strong language, sexual material, some drinking and brief smoking-all involving teens | See all certifications »
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11 October 2008 (Japan)  »

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$45,589 (USA) (25 July 2008)

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$940,496 (USA) (19 September 2008)
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This was the only documentary we had a chance to see this year, and we picked well! I found myself getting so absorbed in the stories of these 4 mid-western teenagers that I forgot temporarily that they were actual people. It is unbelievable that the director was able to catch these kids on camera saying and doing the things they did. One of the characters was so unsympathetic that we wondered why on earth she would act the way she did. I can't help but wish the director had included a "what are they doing now" note at the end. These kids are the same age as my oldest daughter, and perhaps that's why I felt connected to them, but I truly do want to know if they followed through with their plans. We also enjoyed the occasional lapse into animation the film included; some were funny, some were disturbing, but we felt they were well done, if a bit slick. This was by far our favorite movie of the 10 we viewed at Sundance this year. I wish the director had been able to come for Q&A.


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