A high school boy, desperate to escape the idiocy of the people in his hometown, tries to create a way in which he can move to New York, attend the college of his dreams and do something other than live in the footsteps of his drunken, divorced mother. Along the way he blackmails his fellow students into contributing to his literary magazine and discovers what it's like to feel accomplished. Does he get accepted into the college of his dreams? Is he going to make a difference and follow his life goal? Written by
Allison Janneys character makes a political comment while in the pharmacy about liberals and gun laws. She played a press secretary for the US President for seven seasons on the TV series The West Wing (1999). See more »
The modifications of the "Literary magazine submissions" box change when Malerie and Carson speak. See more »
I always thought death would be different. I expected a great wave of realization to sweep over me - suddenly the meaning of life would be answered along with every other question I ever had - but there was nothing to realize. I was dead.
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Prior to viewing the credits my wife figured that Chris had written the script.
Having the grandmother, Polly Bergen, tell it like it is was refreshing. To be able to take dementia and put a positive spin was interesting. Allison Janney played the part especially "the look in the mirror" scene with Christina Hendricks.
I probably was more captivated due to my familiarity of the cast members from recent television programs.
I don't know if the Covair was a metaphor especially being a convertible-open to world. I did curse Ralph Nader.
The sound tracked worked some familiar,some fresh and relevant.
Overall good quality writing, acting and directing even if a lot of the story line is predictable.
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