Teen movies have always been a "guilty pleasure" that with time I've
learned to ditch the guilty, and genuinely enjoy them full on. So, when
I found this film, it seemed like a good watch. Original? Not really,
but it didn't matter. Obviously, my expectations weren't set up high,
but Jesus Christ, this movie failed to even reach a certain point of
Alright, so, the goals they had set up for their "summer of yes" were
fulfilled in the first half hour! Yes, conflicts ensued, but they were
terribly timed. Film makers are allowed to do as they please, seeing
that film making is a form of art, but in order for that "art" to be
good, you do have to follow some rules of your craft. I just didn't see
any of them being executed in this movie. The cinematography and
screenplay were alright, but compared to other young adult films of the
same year, it falls short.
To me, the only redeemable thing were the characters. Nora, Lion,
Spice, and Conch (yes, Conch) were fun to watch and seemed like cool
people. Andy, on the other hand got a lot more screen time than he
should have. He was not a nice person, and he was pretty selfish as
well. Bad characteristics don't always make a bad character, but in
this case, that doesn't apply. Moreover, the relationships that formed
in the end were so artificial, and I want to say predictable, but I
honestly didn't think they would dive straight into cliché dreamland,
so I was a bit taken aback.
And what kind of teen movie doesn't have a cool soundtrack?