18-year-old Addison Schacht, a Jewish high-school senior in Washington D.C., responds to the essay question, "What are your best and worst qualities?". He explains he has only bad qualities, as illustrated by the events of his senior year. They include collecting offensive jokes; dealing drugs to his classmates; and insulting teachers, fellow students, and his girlfriend's mother. But his classmate is killed, and he begins to investigate the death.
[as home movie plays]
My mother died six months ago today. At the hospital, they told us she'd had an aneurysm. There was nothing I could do for her. I guess I've gotten pretty good at pretending to be okay.
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This film tells the story of a young high school boy who is determined to find out who killed his school mate in an execution style shooting.
The high school guy's motive for doing so is explained in the film, but I find it rather unconvincing. Hence, I find the story a bit forced, and that he behaves recklessly and irresponsibly. Fortunately, the story does not concentrate on the hunt for the killer, and has some teenage topics as well. This broadens the film's appeal, and I enjoyed watching it as a result.
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