Top critical review
Fun but predictable
on 8 July 2013
Seymour is something of a loser at school, an unremarkable pupil, unpopular, the last to be picked for sports teams... One day, Elliot Allagash, a boy from a very wealthy family, approaches Seymour and offers to help, instructing him to "do as I say," and suddenly Seymour's life changes. He becomes a star pupil, a top sportsman, admired by all, and it is all down to Elliot. Elliot sees Seymour as a project, a plaything, something to manipulate and control.
From the start you know exactly where the story is going to end up, and it follows that exact path. It's enjoyable but undemanding, clearly written for teenagers, and you can imagine it becoming a film, but the story has been told countless times before. Fun, admittedly, but not as good as the reviews led me to believe.