- hard time for young adults 5/29/2019 12:00:00 AM by ops-52535
Its a drama that is set in 1999 ohio, that reaches over many aspects of life when growing up, the fysical and psycological gain and pain of growing up are for many a tough transition and well reflected in this film. it handles issues as drug use, relations to parents, falling in love,puzzling thoughts ablout gender, violence, pressure from school etc. most of all its a sad story, where ambivalens is a key factor.
tecnically its on average and not a blockbuster, but im sure that everybody that was at that age in 1999 will find reckon in some of the characters. the story are a bit springing anjd when the end is there you feel like ,''did i miss something''? the actors are mostly actors ive seen in low budget productions, b-level flicks, but they do a solid job allover
it has got a good twist in the end for sure, and i will therefore recommend a view, the grumpy old man mustve shut off the squemish button you might think but its a reasonably good product.
- Fantastic Indie Gem 6/8/2019 12:00:00 AM by bohemianpirate-871-383487
I loved this film! It's an intimate, intricate look at a young trans boy who's dealing with many issues, most of all, his affections for Jolene and how life in a small town complicates things. I really loved these characters, thought it was incredibly well acted and honest and found the story to be original and heartfelt. I was engaged from the start and thought the lead actor who plays Huckleberry delivered an incredible performance. Highly recommend this precious new indie-- check it out!!
- Loved this film 6/7/2019 12:00:00 AM by craig-ahrens
I first watched the trailer to this gem of a film. It most certainly got my attention. But before I did that... I noticed a lot of 4 & 5 star marks for this film. That I found unusual and impressive (because haters hate regardless and will give a bad review because that's what they do). I love basis of this film, teenagers in high school and the emotional ride Director Roger Hill takes his on. Te Director does such a splendid job of keeping the audience engaged as he advances the story. The actors were just incredible. The story, top notch. I loved the look and the feel of this film too. So, if you haven't figured it by now... I give this film a huge thumb's up!
- Awful Dialogue. Overall poor film. 6/4/2019 12:00:00 AM by koobkoob
This movie has awful dialogue, there doesn't seem to be any real tension going on at all, except for perhaps a small scene of a mother and daughter arguing about what to order from Wendy's. Also some attention could have been paid to the time period and props? At one point someone says they want a soda and they are clearly given a very modern day Kroger Brand sparkling water. This is supposed to take place in 1999?The only good part was the cinematography.
- What a Beautiful, poignant, gem of a film 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AM by MariaAllred
This is a gorgeous film on all levels. Set in the late 90s with a perfect mise en scène set amidst desolate Ohio through all four seasons. It follows Huckleberry, convincingly acted by Daniel Fisher-Golden, as a transgender youth finding his way in a conservative town. He's in love with his classmate, Jolene, played by a luminous Sarah Ulstrup, and he ultimately proves he will do anything for his love. Every aspect of this film is well-executed, from the score to the story to the acting to the cinematography to the double-edged ending. Loved it and highly recommend!