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This second feature from the director of Old Enough must be counted a disappointment. A well-intentioned study of high-school kids coping (and not coping) with the pressures of adolescence, its naturalistic style only makes the more overt dramatic elements look forced and clich├ęd. Basically a non-starter, it does showcase a sympathetic performance from the very happening Keanu Reeves. The music is by Joe Strummer, and Lou Reed has a cameo, but it's par for the course that Gilbert and Sullivan get more of a look in.

By: TCh

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Director: Marisa Silver
Screenwriter: Jarre Fees, Alice Liddle, Larry Ketron
Cast: Alan Boyce
Keanu Reeves
Michelle Meyrink
Jennifer Rubin
Pamela Gidley
Richard Bradford
Barry Corbin
Kathy Baker