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As Cool as I Am (2013)

R | | 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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Guy Karlsburg
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Himself
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Tim
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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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How do you grow up when your parents haven't?

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Comedy | Drama

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

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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Lucy Diamond: [Lainee has just given Lucy the car for the day] Wait, how are you going to get home?
Lainee Diamond: If I can't get a ride in this outfit, I deserve to walk.
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Hummingbird
Written by Steve Tannen, Deb Talan
Performed by The Weepies
Courtesy of Nettwerk Productions
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Actually turned out better than anticipated...

I had initially thought this movie to be a comedy. Mainly because I hadn't read the synopsis, nor scouted IMDb for information about it. All I had was seen the movie's front cover.

And now having seen the movie, I will say that, whilst this wasn't a comedy, then the movie didn't fail to entertain. This is a movie about real people with real problems ... well, or at least that is what is meant to be portrayed in the movie. And director Max Mayer actually pulled it off quite nicely, because the characters were very realistic and people you could relate to on one level or another. And the story was well-told, with a good constant flow to the storyline.

However, as good as the characters and storyline were, then the movie would be nothing without proper acting talent. And the people they had cast for the various roles in "As Cool As I Am" were really doing great jobs, each and everyone of them. The ensemble they had put together for this movie were really talented and really brought the movie to life on the screen.

If you enjoy a good drama that could very well be something straight out of someone's ordinary day-to-day life, then you most definitely should sit down to watch "As Cool As I Am".

The reason for me 'only' giving this movie a 6 out of 10 stars, is that the movie seems to be aimed mostly at a young adult / late teenager audience. But still, the movie is enjoyable and definitely worth watching regardless of your age.


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