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An author who returns to his hometown to deliver a commencement address to a class of graduating high school students has to deal with his feelings for an old flame as well as the advances of a student who has the hots for him.

Starring:
Mark Polish,Winona Ryder
Runtime:
1 hour, 29 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance, Comedy
Director Michael Polish
Starring Mark Polish, Winona Ryder
Supporting actors Hilary Duff, Sean Astin, Josh Holloway, Chevy Chase
Studio Metrodome
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

3.1 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 100 REVIEWER on 13 Aug. 2013
Format: DVD
This is a light comedy. Henry McCarthy (Mark Polish) is an author of some renown. He has written a fictional book about his High School years, although in reality it is about his own experiences with some name changes. There is a bunch of first person narration in the film which are actual readings from the book. The names of the characters he reads don't match up with those they refer to making it slightly confusing at first until you realize Lauren is Scarlet.

Henry comes back in town and lives at home with his parents and borrows their car. He is at his old High School to connect with the current senior class so he can be the commencement speaker at graduation. During this time his whole teenage angst returns as he tries to connect with Scarlet. Scarlet is a pharmacist played by Winona Ryder, which is humorous on a different level. Her ex-bf Brad is the gym teacher. He and Henry get into it and are sent to the principle's office, who is played by Chevy Chase. In order to make things more difficult, bombshell student Hilary Duff throws herself at him. Toward the end of the film, some people from his high school finally read his book and realize they are in it. The book Henry wrote was about how Lionel (Ritchie) got him laid, although it was a Kenny Loggins song that inspires him at the end of the film.

Sean Astin was perhaps the bright spot, playing a gay. Except for him, much of the acting was flat. Mark Polish, who wrote the script was dull as the lead. The movie attempted to create those wonderful indie characters, but failed primarily due to the lack of good memorable lines and Polish's flat performance. I could picture Adam Sandler playing that part.

The movie is clever in that it is able to recreate the entire high school scene for Harry as an adult.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By lee austin on 24 Dec. 2012
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this is one them films,
they put hilary duff all over the cover so you think its one of her film where she sings you know the sort,
but she is not in film that much and nothing like one of her films,
its a odd film but not to bad to watch,
cheap and should be
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By scotti142 on 20 Feb. 2012
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I didn't expect much from this film, and I only really bought it on a whim. It was cheap and it was something I hadn't heard of. Admittedly there isn't much of a plot line, but for me that didn't bother me as I found the character developments interesting. It might not be for everyone, and I may be in the minority, but I don't think that this film is actually that bad.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sam1979 on 4 Jan. 2013
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Im a real Chick Flick addict, though Im not so keen on this one, but it was a bargin plus arrived in good time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Phil Curtis on 16 Aug. 2013
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Film was ok. The cover gives the impression that Hillary Duff is the main star whereas she really only has a supporting role and is mainly about a man who comes back to his home town to give a speech at his old school and the adventures he has along the way. Its worth a watch nonetheless.
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By OwenDavies2 on 3 Sept. 2014
Format: DVD
This blu ray does only contain the film no extras etc... but the sound and picture look fantastic!!

i bought this as a massive Hilary Duff fan i knew she wasn't in it much as i have the dvd to.

It's about a man who goes back to his home town and ends up seeing his old school friends around town etc and his crush from high school is still there and so begins the story Hilary plays the bomb shell who likes older men :) #

Great blu ray version of this movie
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By jenny on 28 May 2013
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Enjoyed watching this film with my 13 year old daughter nice family flick, came within 2 working days and cheap as chips
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By ireadnovels on 27 Mar. 2013
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hilary duff always does good films. i got this from amazon. it was quite a good film. recommend it for teenagers who are a hilary duff fan.
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