I’ve got to admit that when I sat down to watch this film for the very first time I thought it was gonna be some lame, stupid-jokes-packed, typical American comedy, with the same old cliché story line about an awkward boy who falls in love with a hot girl and defies all odds by finally winning her heart in the end of the story.
I was surprised to find that it is nothing like that at all.
This film is actually extremely sensitive, and portrays some very difficult life situations involving especially family issues that most of us will go through at some point in life or are going through already. It’s very different from other coming of age films, and so, so sweet. I don’t know why but it really moved me.
Duncan, the main character, does not get better because of a girl, like most teenage protagonists tend to be portrayed doing in basically 99% of films nowadays. He gets better because of his new and amazing group of friends, who help him finally step out of his comfort zone and do something completely different and much more rewarding than just moping around with his time
Watch it. Seriously. You’ll find it endearing, I promise.