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Try Seventeen (2002)

The story of a young man who enters college only to discover that he can learn more about life and love from his neighbors in the apartment building where he lives.

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Jeffrey Porter

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Charles Kephart
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elijah Wood ... Jones
Franka Potente ... Jane
Mandy Moore ... Lisa
Chris William Martin ... Steve
Debbie Harry ... Ma Mabley (as Deborah Harry)
Elizabeth Perkins ... Blanche
Aaron Pearl ... Brad
Aloma Wright ... Alicia
Andrew Jackson ... Guy
Malcolm Scott ... Randy
Frank C. Turner ... Custodian
Josh Byer ... Skinhead
Chad Faust ... Tough
Daniella Evangelista ... Girlfriend
Michael Roberds ... Clerk (as Michael Roberts)
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Storyline

After 17-year-old misfit Jones Dillon (Wood) drops out of college on his first day, he moves into an old apartment building where he soon becomes entangled in the lives of his kooky new neighbors, including a temperamental photographer (Potente) and a self-absorbed aspiring actress (Moore). When he's not busy flirting with the ladies or learning to live on his own, would-be writer Jones divides his time between fending off queries from his alcoholic mother (Perkins), penning letters to an absentee father, and indulging in an overactive fantasy life. An auto accident forces a reality check, however, nudging Jones to grow up & decide what he really wants. Written by Kay-22

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You're only seventeen once. For Jones Dillon, it's one time too many.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Canada | USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

1 April 2003 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

All I Want See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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On some of the DVD box covers, Jane and Lisa's hair colors are reversed from that of the movie. See more »

Quotes

Lisa: I have lines to learn.
Jones: You're an actress?
Lisa: Female lead.
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Penthouse For Two
Written by Robin L. Klein and Scott Schreer (as Scott P. Schreer)
Courtesy of Freeplay Music
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6 September 2003 | by NIXFLIX-DOT-COMSee all my reviews

TRY SEVENTEEN (aka ALL I WANT) is probably too mainstream for its own good. But thanks to an attractive cast and a decent screenplay, it hits almost all the right notes. Of course the ending is a tad predictable, and the film falls back on one cliche too many. A little more courage, and TRY SEVENTEEN might have been a memorable movie. As it stands, it's just good, and will most definitely appeal to teens who have experienced what the main character has while trapped in that 4-years (and for some, more) where we all spend our lives while making that transformation from child to adult. I'm talking about college, of course.

6 out of 10


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