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As Cool as I Am: movie review

  • Film
  • 2 out of 5 stars
As Cool as I Am
As Cool as I Am

Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars

Lucy Diamond (Sarah Bolger) is a typical 16-year-old girl, intoxicated by the power of her sexuality but sufficiently naive to think the boy who stiffens and then goes slack during a vigorous bout of living-room petting has just had a seizure. A good coming-of-age story doesn’t need more than that, but director Max Mayer doesn’t find a way to make the ritual traumas of adolescence feel new again. Bolger and Claire Danes—as Lucy’s sometimes-working mom—both give deeply felt performances, but their acting is not nearly enough to cut through the sense of Been There, Don’t Ever Want to Do That Again.

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Written by Sam Adams
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