Once again, Ponsoldt strips a scene down, while keeping every semblance of the emotions intact. Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here. This bittersweet ode to the moment of childhood's end builds quietly to a pitch-perfect finale. Time Out press. You watch the movie with your heart in your throat.
The New York Times press. The Guardian press. Young adulthood is rarely portrayed with such conviction. Roger Ebert press. As Sutter Keely. Shailene Woodley As Aimee Finicky. Brie Larson As Cassidy. Jennifer Leigh As Sara. Mary Elizabeth Winstead As Holly Keely. Kyle Chandler As Tommy. Kaitlyn Dever As Krystal.
Aimee has never had a boyfriend. Sutter got really drunk after splitting up with Cassidy Brie Larson. She's not one of your bitch queens you so often see as the Other Woman in teenager movies. Can she tell there's no future with Sutter as long as he keeps on drinking like this?
His teacher Andre Royo has the same thoughts. Sutter is screwing up just when he should be filling out an application for college. Sutter and the teacher, who can't be 10 years older than Sutter, have a serious sit-down after class. The teacher asks Sutter how he expects to get what he deserves out of life. The movie's first hour continues on a, I dunno, realistic or naturalistic tone. It makes no point of it.