Edge Of Seventeen details
|Starring:||Andersen Gabrych, Chris Stafford, Stephanie McVay, Tina Holmes, Lea DeLaria, John Eby|
|Genres:||Comedy, Gay/Lesbian, Romance|
Edge Of Seventeen
|Run time:||1 hour 39 minutes|
|Rental release:||26 Sep 2005|
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Top Marks for Great MovieBy a customer from Salisbury, England , 08 Oct 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]This is pretty much what you want from a film that deals with the very sensitive subject of coming out. Set in the 80s (and it's worth seeing for the totally authentic costumes and music), Eric comes from a very stable, happy family. He's in his penultimate year at High School, working for the summer in the local amusement park. Although he's going out with Maggie (an amazingly sympathetic portrayal), all is not well. She's too young to understand why he seems so physically neutral with her. All begins to come clear when he meets Rob, a young college guy working in the same restaurant.
The fascinating thing about this film is watching Eric blossom from a gawky teenager to something very special - fabulous and strong. It's a hard journey with some pain along the way, but we're there with him every step of the way. This film doesn't set out to score cheap points against anyone, and Eric's mother is given a particularly sympathetic treatment.
The sex is quite graphic, so I wouldnt recommend this one to young teenagers. However, very important points are made about trust and love and what can happen when those are absent. A wonderful movie, which works on every level.
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superb filmBy timm3049 (6 reviews) , 17 Sep 2013A really good film and everything you want from a coming out film , alot of guys can relate to this film when growing up in the 80s, a great film loved it .
Go for itBy a customer , 05 Nov 2011Brilliant movie..i liked it a lot,plus the lead actor is definitely a pretty face. I think it was well acted,really funny as well. Id say GO FOR IT.
Brilliant great to watchBy Terry123 (9 reviews) , 24 Sep 2011Enjoyed this film very much! it generally touches you! espically the coming out, it made me shout at the screen in frustration! haha
Very Watchable but Dated.By OscarFreak (486 reviews) from London , 20 Aug 2011This is a very watchable if dated film, but I can't help but feel that the comming scenario needs a new take on it but what that should be I am not sure.
Entertaining and educational look at gay lifestyle in the 1980'sBy Zamy (552 reviews) from London , 06 May 2011This small-scale film looking at the US gay scene before the blight of aids just about manages to avoid too many clichés of a young male discovering his sexuality. The images are richly coloured, the acting is a bit patchy but the director does have a winning way with his story telling. This insider view will not appeal to all. Perhaps most interesting for those looking into gay history.