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Stay Cool (2009)

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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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Principal Marshall
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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

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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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16 September 2011 (USA)  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Michael Polish removed his name as director when the financiers were unhappy they didn't recoup their investment and removed him from the film and recut it. See more »

Quotes

Scarlet Smith: I think I've made just as bad every bad decision if there is to make, every.
Henry McCarthy: We don't stop making them. You're gonna making one a minute from now that's gonna affect you life. The minute you start realizing that every decision, as amount to something, then we'll have to start making them to count.
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References Say Anything... (1989) See more »

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Before You Try To Kiss Me
Written by Jono Brown and Jaco Caraco
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Badly written pointless obsession with high school
6 June 2012 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I rented this movie with on the expectation that it might be an intelligent comedy with some good actors. Unfortunately it turned out to be badly written garbage. And what is it with this North American obsessions with high school?! If you're 15 and you're obsessed with high school that's... I guess kind of normal, especially if you're of limited mental capacity and rather self-obsessed. But if you're 40 and you're still obsessed with high school, then I'm sorry, but there's something seriously wrong with you! The point of high school is to help young people connect with their own abilities, and to help make them aware of aspects of the world beyond their immediate existence. The point of high school is NOT to serve as a paradigm for the rest of the students' lives. And, as I say, if you're well into the middle years of your life, and you still are mainly focused on self-image and relationship issues left over from high school, then you seriously need to do something about your problems. And DON'T watch this stupid movie.


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