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Dare (2009)

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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Storyline

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

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5 May 2011 (Germany)  »

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

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The director of this film, Adam Salky, was also the director of the short film, Dare (2005), on which this film is based. See more »

Quotes

Ben Berger: You can try and play all mature and worldly, but you're not. You're still the same scared, pathetic, perfect little girl.
Alexa Walker: And you're still the same bitter, lonely loser who can't stand to see me have a life because you've never had one.
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Written by: Holcombe Waller
Performed by: Holcombe Waller
Published by: Holwol Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of:Pow Wow Now Records
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Truly different writing for a coming of age drama
26 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The plot between Johnny and Alexa seemed quite average but when things became heated between Ben and Alexa he seemed to become quite childish in the fact of he wanted his best friend returned to him so he tried to take away her new toy type of deal. Although he was discovering himself I found it quite wrong in the way of getting Alexa back. Johnny's self discovery is understandable yet slightly twisted(not negatively plot wise) Alexa's feelings toward Johnny were easier to follow. And in the end Alexa seemed to truly be sorry to Johnny although the ending was more of a non-ending there wasn't much closure. I didn't like Ben's storyline because he seemed too manipulative and quite cold. I found the character of Courtney really interesting.


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