Three twenty-something pals circa 1996 revisit their small-town roots to attend the funeral of their high school friend Bender. The guys spend a wild weekend reminiscing over football, booze and babes while struggling with their problems.
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She was adorable in the movie. The lead guy played off of her well in a kind of "Aw, shucks." kind of way.
The script could have used a fuller body, but I thought the actors (a ton of television actor cameos) did well with what they were given. The child actors were sweet. Some of the girlfriends bordered on mentally unstable though.
I would have added to the ending, it sort of ended abruptly. I would have liked to see a scene that didn't echo his fantasy, but contained more realism.
A harmless romantic comedy. Obviously no one thought it was Oscar material after leaving it on the shelf for five years.
I give it a B.
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