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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

Writer:

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 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.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

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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Trivia

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

Quotes

Jones: You know, I've been some places - Texas, Delaware, three schools in New Hampshire, Kansas - not everwhere so maybe I'm wrong, but I think you're probably the most beautiful woman in the world.
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Soundtracks

Hootchie Cootchie Dance
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Edwards (as Steve Edwards)
Performed by James Gilstrap (as Jim Gilstrap)
Courtesy of Source In Sync, LLC
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try17 or all i want?
6 March 2004 | by starseednaveedSee all my reviews

I have to admit,on first hearing about this film I wasn't too keen on it and was thinking that it was going to be one of those teenybopper films. When I actually saw this film for the first,I was amazed how it's really not how I thought.I was a good film.And the soundtrack,I must say,is pretty darn good too. The story line is easy enough to follow,even for me,and the characters are all simple and likeable. Just one thing bugs me.Why change the title to 'All I Want'?In the film,I'm pretty sure no one says the line 'All I Want',however when Jones talks to Brad,he says the line 'Try Seventeen'.It's a memorable line!Why change the title?It would be more memorable (and great) as 'Try Seventeen'. All in all,great film.See it.And hopefully,get the soundtrack!

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