16 to Life (2009)

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Romantic comedy. A small town teenager's angst about sexual inexperience drives a comic quest for love and understanding on a birthday to end all birthdays.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Clog Dancer
Tatiana (as Emily Foxler)
Kate's Grandma
Ryan Gourley ...
Reverend Kerr
Julie Mickelson ...
Ian Paul ...
James Serpento ...
Kate's Dad


On her 16th birthday, never-been-kissed Kate decides to play cupid for two people she works with, pairing her boss with a paraplegic customer and setting up short-order cook Rene with an oversexed co-worker. But in the process of matchmaking, Kate learns some surprising lessons about love and the mechanics of romantic relationships. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance

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3 September 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Duck Farm No. 13  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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1.78 : 1
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The soda fountain with Pepsi-like logo says "Pizazz." The root beer tap says "Fug" and another reads "Fountain Dew." See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: This is the story of a small-town girl.
Kate: "Call me Ishmael."
Narrator: Who just finished Moby Dick.
Kate: My favorite books right now are Twilight and Survival in Auschwitz. Before that I was in to Huckleberry Finn; not because I live on the Mississippi, but because fundamentalists want to ban it.
Narrator: This small-town girl reads. Some might say too much.
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Excellent "smart" coming of age film
13 September 2010 | by (Nebraska) – See all my reviews

Superb casting and screen writing - really enjoyed and got into this little gem of a movie - cheered for the lead as the movie went along. Finally a smart character in this type of movie - one who stands for what she wants without giving in to the dumb decisions around her. You'll could compare the role of Kate to some of the best teen lead characters around. Possibly a breakout role for Hallee Hirsch - see this movie if you can - it's a self-distributed indie by Becky Smith - this is the quality type of movie that Hollywood would be proud to put out (if it wanted to!) The director, lead actor and another actor did a good Q & A following our showing at the Rave in Omaha. Besides superb casting and smart writing, the camera work exhibited outstanding color and great close-ups. This movie was clearly superior to two Hollywood films I saw the same weekend (The American with George Clooney and Cairo Time with Patricia Clarkson). See it!

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