"I have obviously just watched a different film to some of the reviewers. I found it dull, self indulgent and really very pretentious.
The kids are great but the sexualisation of the girl is unnecessary and just adds to the "art house" feel of the film.
I have seen some god and some great "coming of age" movies, the Goonies and Stand by Me come to mind and this isn't one.
I agree with Archgate it is another example of the lauding of directors when really it is just another dull and slow film.
Only just worth 2 stars."