An author who returns to his hometown to deliver a commencement address to a class of graduating high school students has to deal with his feelings for an old flame as well as the advances of a student who has the hots for him.
When Dorothy Stringer High School announces it is to close, all hope seems lost. That is until one of the students finds a flyer on the street offering a reward to anyone who can spend two ... See full summary »
What makes a hero? January, 1986. Campbell Babbitt is a reporter for the New York World, writing a series on a woman who turned the grief of losing a son into civic acts. He falls in love with her, and when she commits suicide, he continues to write made-up stories about her. His editor sends him to New Hampshire to cover the Challenger flight from the town of teacher Christa McAuliffe. The launch is postponed for a few days, giving Campbell time to get to know a group of misfit students whose own teacher killed himself the day Campbell arrives in town. He pieces the story together that led to the suicide, finds himself attracted to a student, and has to sort out his own loss. Written by
In the scene near the very end when Steve Coogan's character Campbell is driving away you can clearly see the shoulder of someone riding in the passenger seat of the car. See more »
Legends aren't born, they're written. And really that's what we all do, one way or another, when someone we love dies. And not just anyone, but someone extraordinary... Why not a hero? When they up and die, we're left with nothing. Nothing but the task to make them immortal. Only a magnificent epitaph will grant eternal life. And it's up to us, the ones left behind, to write it. However we see fit.
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Came onto here expecting more bad reviews, but was delightfully surprised that the IMDb community has taste. Honestly don't know how this got such a low score, it has to be the only Hollywood drama without the usual happy ending and predictable plot line. (Guess the critics were hoping for another Easy A or a Glee movie, though) The few humorous parts were actually well placed, but a poor attempt at catching fans of films such as 'Superbad' or 'American Pie', as the comedy in such films is only a notch above slapstick and dragged out through the whole length of the title. I'm not exactly sure why I liked it so much, it definitely had a true to life feeling, yet had a few surreal situations. I also felt I could understand all the characters, even those whose parts were in honesty just a time filler. They gave it a bit of fun (Peggy and Fenster) but also added a sense of mystery (Jim). I do feel, however, that in the case of Tess that it could have been explained a little better. When it comes down to it; I hate this genre, yet I like this movie. However, I'd even suggest it to those who enjoy this genre, hoping that they might realise the diamond in the rough.
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