"Have to agree with Guy that the film loses a great deal when you have to accept that for geeks who know the minutae of The Smiths they seem to know nothing of one of Bowie's greatest hits.
In the hands of a more experienced and better director this could have been a classic. It could have been the Pretty in Pink for this generation.
It shows in a gentle and endearing way that social misfits actually can and do have fun and probably a better time than the jocks and pretty girls that normally dominate vacuous American teen movies.
Take three emotionally damaged teens all in their own way endearing and lovable and watch them through a year that changes their life.
Fabulous music and a totally divine Emma Watson who would make depression and angst a not totally bad place to be."