Edge of Seventeen

1998

Comedy / Drama / Romance

19
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 73%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 73%
IMDb Rating 6.8 10 4987

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Lea DeLaria as Angie
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Patrick Fogerty 8 / 10

HONEST, SMART & SEXY

One of the better "coming of age" films about gay youth. Especially effective in this movie is Tina Holmes, who plays Maggie, Eric's best friend/girlfriend. She brings a true sense of innocence to the film, and when she discovers the truth about Eric, her pain is real. This is a young woman to watch! The film doesn't flinch in its look at the wonder, confusion, and deception associated with the coming out process, and despite some awkward direction, Edge of Seventeen succeeds at opening the eyes of its audience, both gay and straight.

Reviewed by ianmichaels 10 / 10

This is my life!

I saw this movie many moons ago, but have not been aware of this medium for commenting on it.

I adore this movie, it was my life. Eric's discovery of his sexuality one summer while working at Cedar Point in Sandusky Ohio is almost exactly how I discovered mine. I thought as I watched it that someone had stolen my journal, wrote a script about it, and then silently returned it without my knowing. Eric's first love. His making friends at a bar he was not old enough to be in. His developing style, in the way many of us did in the 80's, bad hair and worse clothes, but great music.

I could relate to this movie on so many levels. I think that any gay man that found himself in the 80's should watch this film and see where they fit into it. If this movie doesn't remind you of yourself, it is sure to remind you of someone you know.

Loved it!

Reviewed by Shannon Reardon 7 / 10

Slow but Sweet

I saw this movie for the second time last night on cable some 3 or 4 years after my initial viewing. I enjoyed it the first time, but where I am older now and myself am coming out of my shell more (pun intended) as Eric did, I had a greater appreciation of it this time around.

I was five years old at the time this movie took place in 1984, and remember some of those tunes from the wonderful and fun soundtrack, but more because I have downloaded them from the internet in recent years. (ssssh) The gay bar in the movie looked like so much fun, especially during that era of glam and new wave. The scenes there strongly resonated with me, especially when Eric first goes there after a high school party where he is called "queer" by the guy he was eying and appears somewhat nervous before opening the door and walking inside (I know the feeling), and when Eric instantly made friends there (it helped that he already knew a patron, his boss, Angie (played by the entertaining, if crude, Lea DeLaria), from the fast food joint he worked at with Maggie (Tina Holmes) and Rod (Andersen Gabrych). Also, his gradual evolution into his true self, both literally and figuratively, struck a chord as well. It is difficult to keep up appearances and to suppress who one truly is because of how one is socialized and expected to be. It can be, for some, life-threatening and tragically for others, life-ending.

Also, anyone straight or gay can relate to meeting that person (for Eric it was Rod) who knocks your socks (block?) off and who becomes your first love, whether you consummate that mutual attraction or not. Eric is lucky; he got to be with Rod, even if not permanently. The three main characters were very attractive and appealing and acted quite well for an independent feature. Stafford was good in depicting the struggle with one's sexuality that many of us experience and the added pressure of having to conform to what our parents, peers, and society in general expect of us when it isn't exactly what we feel on the inside or want to be. Gabrych was a sexy seducer with a killer smile, and Holmes portrayed a straight girl in love with her gay best friend (Stafford) touchingly. The scene after they consummate their relationship shows Eric clearly disoriented and one could tell by the expression on his face that he knew he was gay and that heterosexual sex wasn't going to do it for him. (Another moment I can relate to.) After all, I really wanted to be in Eric's place in his bed next to that sultry babe.

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