5.2/10
2,871
11 user 9 critic

Stay Cool (2009)

Trailer
2:24 | Trailer
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.

Director:

(as Ted Smith)

Writer:

Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Last Word I (2008)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A man (Bentley) who makes his living composing other people's suicide notes enters into a romance with the sister (Ryder) of a recent client.

Director: Geoffrey Haley
Stars: Wes Bentley, Winona Ryder, Ray Romano
Boys (1996)
Mystery | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Patty Vare falls off a horse and is found unconscious by preparatory school student John Baker. He takes her to his dormitory. As he quickly discovers, she is hiding from something. For ... See full summary »

Director: Stacy Cochran
Stars: Winona Ryder, Lukas Haas, John C. Reilly
1969 (1988)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Two friends living in a small town during the 1960's run away to enjoy their freedom during the Vietnam War, thus disappointing the father of one of them. When they return to town, they realize how important family unity is.

Director: Ernest Thompson
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Kiefer Sutherland, Bruce Dern
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A guy's life is turned around by an email, which includes the names of everyone he's had sex with and ever will have sex with. His situation gets worse when he encounters a femme fatale (Ryder) who targets men guilty of sex crime.

Director: Daniel Waters
Stars: Robert Wisdom, Tanc Sade, Patton Oswalt
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A suicidal and rebellious teenager is sent to live with her grandparents for the summer, where life takes an unexpected turn.

Director: Nancy Bardawil
Stars: Hilary Duff, Evan Ross, Michael Murphy
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A small town prepares for the homecoming of superstar Roxy Carmichael, as does a young outsider, who believes Roxy is her mother.

Director: Jim Abrahams
Stars: Winona Ryder, Jeff Daniels, Laila Robins
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The life and career of wildly controversial rock 'n' roll star Jerry Lee Lewis.

Director: Jim McBride
Stars: Dennis Quaid, Winona Ryder, John Doe
The Letter IV (2012)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A playwright who begins to mentally unravel cannot decide if she is at the center of a manipulative plot or simply losing her grip on reality.

Director: Jay Anania
Stars: Winona Ryder, Josh Hamilton, Marin Ireland
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Bride-to-be Finn Dodd hears tales of romance and sorrow from her elders as they construct a quilt.

Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse
Stars: Winona Ryder, Ellen Burstyn, Anne Bancroft
The Dilemma (2011)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A man discovers that his best friend's wife is having an affair.

Director: Ron Howard
Stars: Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Winona Ryder
What Goes Up (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Set in the mid-80's when a reporter is sent to cover the Challenger Space Shuttle launch only to become mixed up in the lives of some local students.

Director: Jonathan Glatzer
Stars: Steve Coogan, Hilary Duff, Olivia Thirlby
Lost Souls (2000)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A group of Catholics go to a mental institution to perform exorcism in the murderer George Viznik. Father Lareaux, Deacon John Townsend, Father Frank Pageand the teacher Maya Larkin, who ... See full summary »

Director: Janusz Kaminski
Stars: Winona Ryder, Ben Chaplin, Sarah Wynter
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Henry McCarthy
...
Big Girl
...
...
...
...
Principal Marshall
...
Darcy Portola
...
Mrs. Leuchtenberger
...
Brad Nelson
...
Mrs. Smith
...
Mrs. McCarthy
...
Mr. McCarthy
...
Mr. O'Neil
...
Mrs. O'Neil
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Shoulda. Coulda. Woulda.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language including some drug references, and for some underage drinking | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 September 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

E Se o Amor Acontece...  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the opening narration, the writer refers to past acquaintances by category. He refers to "...soon to be out of the closet gay guys" as the picture focuses on a high school photo of a "Phil Morris". Phil Morris is the name of Steven Russell's (Jim Carrey) male love interest & titular character in "I Love You Philip Morris". See more »

Quotes

Scarlet Smith: I'm a pharmacist.
Henry McCarthy: That's good.
Scarlet Smith: It's depressing, handing out anti-depressants.
See more »

Connections

References Say Anything... (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Today is Yesterday
Written and performed by Leigh Walker, Simon Shapiro and Lindsay Rimes
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Mark Polish should have been fired and replaced.
24 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Being a Winona Ryder fan, I saw this listed in her credits but had never heard of it. A cute concept for a movie is destroyed by a non-charismatic, lifeless and dull performance by Mark Polish. DULL! And when he speaks you can't even hear him! The actors around him (Winona, Hilary Duff, Sean Astin) are hilarious but can't save the movie. Hilary is a little too old now to play the High School dreamboat, but she pulls if off anyway. Too bad it's a bore, because the film has nice production values and decent writing. Who knows what really happens when a movie is made, but I'm sure Polish's lack of anything other than arriving on the set is the reason this wound up in Red Box and Netflix without ever being in theatres.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
STAY AWAY!! (review) elvin815
release date? doveplan
Holloway's character coxon79
Extras winkwinknudgenudge
Filming at IHOP heyitzerin
Is the filming over ? coxon79
Discuss Stay Cool (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?