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Excellent Film about a daughter's last year of high school.
on March 27, 2018
A wonderful film about a girl's senior year in Catholic school, her first serious boyfriend and her dreams of moving far away to attend college. It is all realistic from the way she longs to be in NY rather than the boring town she grew up in to her very realistic mother/daughter relationship that is frustrating sometimes and loving too. She is embarrassed by her parents and the fact that she isn't one of the rich girls. She buddies up with kids that seem very intelligent and unique only to discover they are just pretentious. It might be the most true mother/ daughter relationship I have ever seen in a film. The writing is excellent. I hate films with teenagers who all talk like adults in a Woody Allen film. The teens here speak realistically for their age. The acting is excellent. Both Saoirse Ronan and Lori Metcalf are perfect in their roles. Highly recommended.