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Stay Cool (2009)

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.

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The film centers on a successful author who is forced to confront an unrequited high school crush when he returns home to deliver a commencement address to graduating seniors. Shasta O'Neil, a sexy high school senior flirts with the visiting author and invites him to the prom. The film is described as a "knowing-your-age comedy". Written by Anonymous

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Shoulda. Coulda. Woulda.

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language including some drug references, and for some underage drinking | See all certifications »
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$4,500,000 (estimated)
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As Javier is walking to Henry's room he says on the phone, "It's a story about manure salesmen, no one will care at all!" Mark Polish who plays Henry, wrote and starred in "The Smell of Sucess" about manure salesmen. See more »

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Shasta O'Neil: You can say yes now, and you can always say no later. But if you say no now, then you'll never ever have a chance to say yes.
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References Say Anything... (1989) See more »

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Flawed but cool?
29 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

Which could be a description of the main character ... not. There is quite a bit of suspend of disbelieve here, but there is also quite a bit of realness in it too. The mix is done pretty good and the actors are amazing too. It's nice to see Wynona in a decent role again (if you don't count the short Star Trek thing).

Then again, after watching the TV show Lost, I can't help but seeing those guys everywhere. And there is actually one of them here. I guess he did the movie in-between, as a relaxing exercise. Next for this Dude? Mission Impossible (4), if IMDb has it right on his site. The main actor is not really that engaging, but he does a good job portraying the man he is supposed to be. A decent effort and a movie that will "click" with a few people more than it does with others (no that's not a Lost reference!)


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