The best word I can use to describe this movie is “gentle.” It invites you in, much like the other characters invited the main character in.
I would have liked to see him give at least one snappy comeback to the mean girl in English class, though.
If my teenage self had seen this film, he would have said, “This is highly unrealistic. People like that don’t exist.”
Adult me knows that
teenage me was an idiot these are some of the most real characters ever put on film.
Going along with the “gentle” thing above, I can definitely see where they were going with their lighting choices, but it was still a little too dim for me.
I’d mention the RC Colas near the beginning, but does RC Cola even have an advertising budget?
This movie never made it to the theater where I live, so I’ve been waiting patiently for it to be released on DVD for months now. I have to say that, for the most part, it lived up to my expectations.