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Dare (2009)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  5 May 2011 (Germany)
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A drama centered around three high school seniors - an aspiring actress, her misfit best friend, and a loner - who become engaged in an intimate and complicated relationship.

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It's the final semester before graduating from high school, and aspiring actress and good girl Alexa (Emmy Rossum), her outcast gay best friend Ben (Ashley Springer), and loner bad boy Johnny (Zach Gilford), go outside their comfort zones, and throw caution to the wind as they venture into unfamiliar young adult sexual grounds. A bumpy ride of high emotion, betrayal, heartbreak, and sexual experimentation. Written by trivwhiz

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Do something you're afraid of. See more »

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Rated R for sexual content, language and alcohol use - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Dare - Hab' keine Angst, tu's einfach!  »

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Film acting debut of actor/producer David J. Bonner. See more »

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Written by: Heloise Thorne Williams
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Published by: Trashy Ratty and Microphonic (ASCAP)
Courtesy of: Yep Roc Records / Simian Records
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A coming of age film that doesn't mature
14 December 2011 | by (Lyon, France) – See all my reviews

This film was only good because the acting was solid throughout the whole film, although the character Ben played by Ashley Springer was a little possessive and creepy at times, he still seemed to be true. Zac Gilford shined as Johnny Drake a loner, showing he has range other than wholesome Matt from Friday Night Lights. And Emmy Rossum was excellent as Alexa, the sweet and pure Sandra Dee of the coming-of-age film. So why only a 3/10? The three was for the actors and the -7 was for the writer of this mess. The story did not blend well, it was too jumpy and incoherent. i am not a huge fan of voice-overs, but this needed it to fill all the gaps in the story. It seems that the writer had watched Dawson's Creek and Cruel Intentions and through in a little sexual confusion into the pot, stirred it and came up with this half told tale. The conclusion is there is no real conclusion, just more ambiguity to confuse the confused.


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