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Stay Cool (2009)

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An author who returns to his hometown to deliver a commencement address to a class of graduating high school students has to deal with his feelings for an old flame as well as the advances of a student who has the hots for him.

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Michael Polish (as Ted Smith)

Writer:

Mark Polish
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Winona Ryder ... Scarlet Smith
Mark Polish ... Henry McCarthy
Sean Astin ... Big Girl
Hilary Duff ... Shasta O'Neil
Josh Holloway ... Wino
Jon Cryer ... Javier
Chevy Chase ... Principal Marshall
Jessica St. Clair ... Darcy Portola
Frances Conroy ... Mrs. Leuchtenberger
Marc Blucas ... Brad Nelson
Joanna Cassidy ... Mrs. Smith
Dee Wallace ... Mrs. McCarthy
Michael Gross ... Mr. McCarthy
Ken Johnson Ken Johnson ... Mr. O'Neil
Jessica Schatz ... Mrs. O'Neil
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Storyline

The film centers on a successful author who is forced to confront an unrequited high school crush when he returns home to deliver a commencement address to graduating seniors. Shasta O'Neil, a sexy high school senior flirts with the visiting author and invites him to the prom. The film is described as a "knowing-your-age comedy". Written by Anonymous

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Shoulda. Coulda. Woulda.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language including some drug references, and for some underage drinking | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

E Se o Amor Acontece... See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Initiate Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Features the prop license plate 2GAT123 also seen in Mulholland Drive, L.A. Story, Beverly Hills Cop II, and many other movies/TV shows. See more »

Quotes

Shasta O'Neil: A good hug is just like unlock all of those years paint of pain.
Henry McCarthy: One good hug would probably get me lock up for another year good of 20 years of pain.
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References The Lost Boys (1987) See more »

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Flawed but cool?

Which could be a description of the main character ... not. There is quite a bit of suspend of disbelieve here, but there is also quite a bit of realness in it too. The mix is done pretty good and the actors are amazing too. It's nice to see Wynona in a decent role again (if you don't count the short Star Trek thing).

Then again, after watching the TV show Lost, I can't help but seeing those guys everywhere. And there is actually one of them here. I guess he did the movie in-between, as a relaxing exercise. Next for this Dude? Mission Impossible (4), if IMDb has it right on his site. The main actor is not really that engaging, but he does a good job portraying the man he is supposed to be. A decent effort and a movie that will "click" with a few people more than it does with others (no that's not a Lost reference!)


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