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Good Kids (2016)

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Four high school students look to redefine themselves after graduation.

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Chris McCoy

Writer:

Chris McCoy (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Braun ... Andy
Zoey Deutch ... Nora
Mateo Arias ... The Lion
Israel Broussard ... Spice
Ashley Judd ... Gabby
Demián Bichir ... Yaco (as Demian Bichir)
David Coussins ... Erland
Tasie Lawrence ... Danya
Dayo Okeniyi ... Conch
Julia Garner ... Tinsley
Kevin Chapman ... Brinkley
Virginia Gardner ... Emily
Stephanie Fantauzzi ... Zelda
Paula Plum ... Mrs. Evans
John Rothman ... Mr. Evans
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Andy and his three nerdy mates are graduating A-students, but feel they missed out on juvenile fun and make a pact to catch up with love - and party life during the summer before each attending another ivy League college. 'The lion' is first to score via his dojo job as martial arts sensei. Andy's job as country club junior tennis coach however is perfect to earn a pretty penny from private lessons, often actually in wealthy bored women's beds, which gets him exposed to the senior staff after driving naked to avoid an early-returning husband catching on. Andy still dreams of true love with an Indian Internet BFF whom he promises to pay for a ticket so they can meet at last. Written by KGF Vissers

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Get ready for the summer of yes See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language, and drug and alcohol use - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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First full-length feature for the director Chris McCoy See more »

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Here We Go Again
Co-Written and Performed by Adam Gibbons
Produced by Adam Gibbons
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Waste of time
7 July 2017 | by tflwerchildSee all my reviews

Teen movies have always been a "guilty pleasure" that with time I've learned to ditch the guilty, and genuinely enjoy them full on. So, when I found this film, it seemed like a good watch. Original? Not really, but it didn't matter. Obviously, my expectations weren't set up high, but Jesus Christ, this movie failed to even reach a certain point of quality.

Alright, so, the goals they had set up for their "summer of yes" were fulfilled in the first half hour! Yes, conflicts ensued, but they were terribly timed. Film makers are allowed to do as they please, seeing that film making is a form of art, but in order for that "art" to be good, you do have to follow some rules of your craft. I just didn't see any of them being executed in this movie. The cinematography and screenplay were alright, but compared to other young adult films of the same year, it falls short.

To me, the only redeemable thing were the characters. Nora, Lion, Spice, and Conch (yes, Conch) were fun to watch and seemed like cool people. Andy, on the other hand got a lot more screen time than he should have. He was not a nice person, and he was pretty selfish as well. Bad characteristics don't always make a bad character, but in this case, that doesn't apply. Moreover, the relationships that formed in the end were so artificial, and I want to say predictable, but I honestly didn't think they would dive straight into cliché dreamland, so I was a bit taken aback.

And what kind of teen movie doesn't have a cool soundtrack?

2/10


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Release Date:

21 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,627
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2.35 : 1
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