Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend's daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park.
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David O. Russell
Robert De Niro
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Watched this over the Thanksgiving holiday as I'd heard the buzz on it. We usually like quirky little indy films, and this one looked like it was perfect.
Boy, was I wrong! For a comedy, this film was simply not funny. In fact it was more annoying than funny with the main actress not able to carry a scene. The only decent moments were when SNL's Bill Hader was on the screen, but those were too few to save this film. I felt no connection with the main character. She was supposed to be so smart and independent, yet yielded completely to peer pressure when it came to sex.
I could not recommend the film to anyone.
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