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Ivan Cohen is a young boy living in Palo Alto, California. Unsatisfied by his slacker group of friends, his love for a girl who doesn't know he exists and a dysfunctional family life, he is struggling to find his place in the world.
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Ivan
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Alex
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Mr. Wyckoff
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Alex (13 yrs)
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Dickey Ferriante
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Middle School Student
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Nina ( Age 13 )
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Mrs. Kerrigan
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High school student
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Smooch
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Angie (as Bella Cohen)
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Laurie (as Olie Cohen)
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Kelly
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Soccer Player
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High School Kid
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Ivan Cohen is a young boy living in Palo Alto, California. Unsatisfied by his slacker group of friends, his love for a girl who doesn't know he exists and a dysfunctional family life, he is struggling to find his place in the world.

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Rated R for drug and alcohol use, pervasive language, sexuality/nudity and disturbing behavior - all involving teens

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A Boring Teenage Diary
13 July 2016 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

I can't believe this film was an academy nominee. It's the heart-boring story of a spoiled white boy who smokes weed all day, but isn't satisfied with a life of entitlement. So, one day after not really trying to do anything or ever trying to change his life, he decides it's not worth it and jumps off a bridge.

In order for this to be considered a legitimate review, I'm required to write ten lines about this movie. However, given the content of the film, that's a daunting challenge. I wonder when it is that our poor character finds the strength to almost kill his family (but is ultimately too weak to even do that)--was it when he was wishing he could be with the blonde girl? Was it when he wasn't attending class? Was it when he wasn't practicing skateboarding? Or, was it when he was smoking weed that he was hit with the great epiphany that his life actually doesn't matter to himself or to the audience?

I guess we'll never know and this film doesn't seem to want to answer that question.

With a hipster soundtrack and cameo appearances by Cole of The Black Lips as the drug dealer, this film will be the whatever of the whatsit thing that whatchamacallit, you know? Chyeah.


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