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About a guy whose life didn't quite turn out how he wanted it to and wishes he could go back to high school and change it. He wakes up one day and is seventeen again and gets the chance to rewrite his life.
Will centers on a high school outcast and a popular girl who form an unlikely bond through their shared love of music. Assembling a like-minded crew of misfits, the friends form a rock group and perform in the battle of the bands competition at their school. Written by
Liam Aiken was originally set to play Will, and had just been accepted to NYU's film school. He was later replaced by Gaelan Connell who left NYU's film school mid-semester to take on the role of Will. See more »
When Charlotte hands Will her notebook in Wills bedroom, and we first see 'Phil's Song', the words 'Phil's Song' are written in red writing. But when Charlotte plays 'Phil's Song' on the piano and we see the notebook again, and we clearly see that the writing of 'Phil's Song' is now in newspaper cuttings, not red writing like it was previously in Wills bedroom. See more »
So, how big is this whole bandslam thing around here?
Texas high school football big.
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Written by Peter Moren, John Eriksson and Bjorn Yttling
Performed by Peter Bjorn and John
Courtesy of V2 Music Scandinavia AB, Wichita Recordings, Almost Gold Recordings and Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment See more »
It was clever. You know how teen movies especially ones involving kids competing against each other in school related events tend to be highly predictable? Well, this movie had real unpredictable moments I mean real ones. Like when Will is upstage and everyone is chanting his name (this is not a spoiler, don't worry) I didn't know what was going to happen until it happened. I know this might sound kind of lame, it's only a detail but the fact that they managed to surprise me with it was really something.
And, the mirror scene. How many people wish they had thought of this for show and tell? And the kissing scene! HAHAHAHAHAHA. With the hat and the hair . God that was funny. I'm still laughing just thinking about it! The only reason I'm giving it a 9 is because one small detail bothered me. How in the world did they come up with the song at the end? It was a little far-fetched which kind of clashed with the rest of the movie because the rest made sense if you've seen the movie, you'll know what I mean.
And I cried! Twice! One time because I was touched and the other time because I was sad...
So, this is a FAMILY movie that is CLEVER, FUNNY, SAD, TOUCHING. I highly recommend this if you're hanging out with your younger sibling or if you are babysitting a 12 year old (not younger than 12 though because they might not get all the jokes...) They will LOVE it and so will you!
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