Beautiful, wild, funny, and lost, Katie Kampenfelt takes a year off before college to find herself, all the while chronicling her adventures in an anonymous blog into which she pours her innermost secrets. Eventually, Katie's fearless narrative begins to crack, and dark pieces of her past emerge.Written by
Taissa Farmiga was offered the role of "Katie" and, after serious consideration, turned it down. See more »
When Katie goes to her father's house to exchange gifts, he lights up a cigarette. He reaches for the lamp table as if he is going to put ashes in an ashtray. When they switch back to him, he has a new cigarette hanging out of his mouth and proceeds to light it. See more »
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Some guys practically grab you by the hair and push your onto their dicks. My turn! Or else if they're the sensitive type, they tell you how sex will bring you so much closer and they start to whine and shit. Yuck! Mr. Big never makes me do anything The only way I even know that I've been blueballing him is that one time at the door he said 'I'm going to blow a load before you get to the corner.'
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I went into this film knowing nothing and i was pleasantly surprised. I have not seen this film mentioned anywhere and I'm quite shocked as it is a great teen drama.
This film explores human behaviour and morals but does so in a way i did not find preachy which allowed me to think about characters' behaviour and assess for myself what I believed to be right and wrong. This film is not for everyone and the ending, which i will not spoil, may leave a bitter taste in some peoples' mouths but in my opinion it tied the film off in a way that matches the tone of the rest of the film.
There are strong performances throughout, especially for Britt Robertson (Katie), and all the characters came across as mostly believable. Cinematography is also fairly strong yet isn't extravagant enough to distract from the unfolding story.
My only issues are the editing can be somewhat distracting or disjointing in parts but that may be a personal grievance, I also felt the run time could have been 15 minutes or so shorter as some scenes felt irrelevant and mundane although that may be the intention and the ending could leave some people disappointed.
Overall it is a solid coming of age tale with strong characters and acting with only a few issues to be found.
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