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Palo Alto, CA (2007)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 29 April 2007 (USA)
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On their last night of Thanksgiving break, four old friends, now all college freshmen, realize their small town has more meaning than they ever imagined.

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... Alec
... Nolan
... Ryan
... Jamie
... Patrick
... Anthony
... Andrew
... Grandma
... Audrey (as Shoshanna Bush)
... Amy
... Morgan
... Becky
Matthew Castellana ... Danny Yates
Jason McMahon ... Dave 'The Stoner'
... Doctor
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On their last night of Thanksgiving break, four old friends, now all college freshmen, realize their small town has more meaning than they ever imagined.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for pervasive language, sexual content, nudity, drug and alcohol use - all involving teens
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At the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival, 21 year old Brad Leong was the youngest director in the festival's history. He was 20 during production of the film. See more »

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Morgan: The thing about a first kiss is, you only have one, and believe me, she's gonna remember it no matter what. So, you've gotta pick the perfect moment, and that moment comes right after you've done something incredible. And you'll know the moment because you'll see it in her eyes, because she will look at you like she's discovering you for the first time, like she's never seen you before, and that's when you move in for the kiss. And that kiss will tell you everything you need to know about they ...
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References Blow (2001) See more »

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The Guy Who Says Goodbye to You is Out of his Mind
Written and Performed by Griffin House
Courtesy of Nettwerk Records
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hmmm
18 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

When I first discovered this movie in 2007, it had only been played at the Tribeca Film Festival. Then it was released for an audience at UCLA, and well i was more than anxious to see this movie . Even when it did make its way to DVD release, it was very difficult to find. Thank god for Netflix! I thought it would have a whole dazed and confused type feel to it. It didn't. But it still does emit that sort of indie movie feel when you watch it. Okay, so basically theirs a group of four friends, that are home from high school. Their all kind of going off in their own directions, but still trying to hold on to the past. Whats really neat about this film is that it all takes place over a course of one night. So you get very attached to the characters. You can really feel the actors confusion, care and emotion. I was so excited to see this movie mainly because of the cast. I've always found Tom Arnold very amusing, and who doesn't love Ben Savage (Boy Meets World). I was also curious to see Aaron Ashmore and Ryan Hansen reunite again after working so well together on Veronica Mars. After seeing Johnny Lewis play a tough biker in Sons of Anarchy, I found it a little hard to watch in such a meek/geeky role. But I guess it goes to show how much a dynamic actor he can be, because he has portrayed both quite well! The comedy is surely underplayed, but their are a few amusing(not funny) scenes.the camera work in the film is purely average.Does do a good job of depicting the changes we go through as we grow up. New relationships beginning, old ones ending.


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