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
The Challenger disaster is shown happening on a Thursday. January 28, 1986 was a Tuesday. 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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