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As Cool as I Am (2013)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  21 June 2013 (USA)
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A smart teenage girl comes of age in a small town with her self-centered parents who had her when they were teenagers.

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Lucy Diamond
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Sixteen-year-old Lucy is a tomboy. She gets on well with her father but is frequently separated from him for months on end when he goes to work in Canada. Her relationship with her mother is easy-going and she takes care of most things around the house. She tunes into her sexuality and her not so 'stable' family dynamics. She develops a relationship with her best friend Kenny and starts to realize that her parents' marriage is not as solid as she had previously imagined. She notices that her father's extended stays away from the family are not typical, and that her mother does not pine for her father as much as she herself does. Written by Girish

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Rated R for sexual content including an assault, and some teen drinking | See all certifications »

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This was Claire Danes's first feature film in five years. See more »

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At the beginning of the movie, when Lucy and Lainee eats at the diner, Lainee puts the ketchup bottle back on the table twice. See more »

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Silver State
Written by Chad Justin Corley, Joshua Connell Schuberth, Stefan Pope
Performed by The Sleep-ins
Courtesy of Taro Entertainment
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Had potential
31 August 2013 | by (Essex, UK) – See all my reviews

Firstly, I need to say that I enjoyed this film, I did. It held my attention and I felt satisfied afterward. Yes, it was mildly predictable in places but not annoyingly so.

What did frustrate me though was the lack of depth. A couple of other reviewers mentioned this so I'm glad I'm not alone: There were so many issues that I thought were going to be explored further and just.... weren't. Even the ending, although mildly cathartic, left me with unanswered questions.

Still, taken at face value, the film was... nice.

Hmm... I'm realizing this review is a bit 'meah'; not really negative, not really positive, but that's a direct reflection of the film's content, so sorry!


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