The lives of three young people - a rich student, a girl from the "wrong side of the tracks" and her boyfriend - unexpectedly intersect during one fateful summer in the romantic drama "Here on Earth." Kelley Morse (Chris Klein), who is cocky and brash, normally would never have crossed paths with the residents of a small town near his posh private school. But when he takes his shiny new Mercedes out for a drive, he locks horns with some of the locals, including Jasper (Josh Hartnett). As Jasper's willful girlfriend Samantha (Leelee Sobieski) looks on, Kelley and Jasper engage in a dangerous car race that turns disastrous, leaving a popular diner owned by Samantha's mother in ruins. Kelley and Jasper are sentenced to a creatively ironic but fitting punishment: They must help rebuild the diner. Not only does this ruin Kelley's summer plans, he also must board at the home of his rival, Jasper. Kelley begins to fulfill his "sentence," but refuses to have anything to do with Jasper and his...Written by
In "Hear On Earth", Sobieski is a small town girl who's been with Harnett forever. Enter Klien, a spoiled rich kid with a bad attitude who burns down her family's restaurant in a chicken race, and Sobieski falls head over heels in love with him because (a) she sees him naked to the waist and sweaty and (b) they like the same poem. Duh.
If you sucked the Kodak moments out of this poorly written sophomoric claptrap, you'd be left with a poorly acted thin story which is completely predictable, obvious, and wreaking. Don't waste your time.
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