What if a boy's coming of age included a relationship with a woman in her 30s, a free spirit who paints and who numbers the President of the United States among her lovers? In Washington, D.C., in the fall of 1963, junior-high student Adam Stafford becomes obsessed with his new neighbor, Catherine Caswell. He steams open her mail, reads her diary, peers into her windows, and hides in her closet. CIA agents notice him; he sees them meet with her and with an anti-Castro Cuban. She hires Adam to work in her garden, and they become friends of sorts. Is theirs an American affair?Written by
It's my own fault - I suppose I should have read the description better when I picked this out. Kennedy - pretty girl - CIA - suspense. No. It's a pubescent boy - sweaty and horny. I think the appeal of "coming of age" movies about teenage boys must be limited to the grown up teenage boys who make them. Seriously - who wants to watch a movie about a boy peeping at his neighbor and masturbating in the bathroom? What does that have to do with Kennedy and the pretty girl and the CIA?
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