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Normal Adolescent Behavior (2007)

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Wendy and her friends avoid the heartless world of random hookups and friends-with-benefits by spending all their time together. When she meets Sean, Wendy is torn between her genuine affection and desire for him and her commitment to her friends, especially her best friend Billie: and Billie isn't interested in losing her friends.

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Beth Schacter

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Beth Schacter
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amber Tamblyn ... Wendy
Ashton Holmes ... Sean
Kelli Garner ... Billie
Daryl Sabara ... Nathan
Laila Liliana Garro ... Ann (as Julia Garro)
Kelly Lynch ... Helen
Edward Tournier Edward Tournier ... Jonah
Stephen Colletti ... Robert
Raviv Ullman ... Price
Hilarie Burton ... Ryan
Sean Haberle ... Bill
Gloria Crist Gloria Crist ... Abby
Elizabeth Nolan Elizabeth Nolan ... Allyson
Scott Coffey ... Philosophy Teacher
Shane McAvoy Shane McAvoy ... Philosophy Student
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In a suburb populated by wealthy and liberal parents who want a bucolic life for themselves and their children, Wendy, Billie and Ann are seniors at the alternative private school; they spend all their time with fellow students Jonah, Price and Robert. The six have been friends since elementary school and their friendship has become a six-person monogamous relationship. They swap sex partners each week; their loyalty is to the group, not to one person. The six friends don't want to survive high school - they want to transcend its pettiness. Their friendships are intense, especially between Billie and Wendy. After orientation, Wendy meets Sean, a new senior who moved from Chicago; he finds out about her "inner geek" and she quickly recognizes a kindred spirit. Soon their friendship becomes romantic and Wendy is torn between her genuine affection and desire for Sean, and her commitment and belief in the group. Wendy starts to test the boundaries of her vow to her friends, and Billie ...

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Havoc 2: Normal Adolescent Behavior See more »

Filming Locations:

Rhode Island, USA

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Stephen Colletti and Hilary Burton previously worked together on One Tree Hill. (JKV) See more »

Quotes

Sean: I got spanked for stealing once. It's cruel and it hurt. I'm never spanking my kids.
Wendy: Sometimes you have to. Sometimes they are bad and they have to learn. I never learned. Hit me.
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Follows Havoc (2005) See more »

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Written by Josh Quick, Matt Doctor, Todd Beeson And Jason Doctor
Performed by The Lift
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Honestly......it was god awful.
28 August 2007 | by sqrrllboi92See all my reviews

I saw this film at the Tribecca film festival earlier this year. To be completely honest with you, i think that it may be one of the worst movies i've seen. i was on the fence with my decision because some of the acting was very good, but i finally came to the realization, that this movie was dull, pretentious, obnoxious, poorly written and not well put together at all. Beth schacter seemed pretty pleased with herself at the premiere. I was not pleased, at all. The scenes did not flow together at all. It was amazingly noticeable when a scene changed. The dialogue was flimsy, and often times hipocritical.Half of the point was to show these teenagers as teenagers, but then they would just come out with these insanely mature things to say. It left you sitting there saying "where the hell did that come from?" Another thing...teens and sex. NOTHING new was said on the topic. Alright, teenagers are engaging in rather risky sexual behaviors at younger ages, heard it before, what else you got? Tone in the movie was probably the first thing i noticed. The movie would just take you through moods like it wasn't no thing. It would make you chuckle at one point, then INSTANTLY try to get you sad and somber. It expected you to switch emotions like you would a lamp. It wasn't working, at all. Finally, I have a question for Ms. Schacter. Just what was the message about teenagers you were trying to get across? Cuz it seemed to me you were sort of confused yourself. Are you trying to say that being a teenager is one of the greatest times of life? That we should all be nostalgic for our days of puberty? Or are you trying to say that as teenagers, we are all selfish creatures, taking no regard for others feelings while living in a world of 'me'? I honestly don't want this movie released, it's not shocking, it's not interesting, it's not controversial, and there's nothing new said here, at all. Life is too short for such a pretentiously dull movie.


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