Stay Cool (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  16 September 2011 (USA)
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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.


(as Ted Smith)


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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


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.


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 »




Release Date:

16 September 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

E Se o Amor Acontece...  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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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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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