Thursday, June 18, 2009

17 again

17 Again
Director : Blurr Steers
Rated : PG-13 [language, some sexual material and teen partying]
Runtime : 1 hr 42
Genre : Comedies
Warner Brothers Pictures

17 again, despite it's another family-oriented hollywood movie, yet i enjoyed a lot watching it. This is a movie in mixture of drama, fantasy and romance. I'm not a great fan of Zac Effon. [who acted in Hairspray, a stageplay movie, i'm going to watch soon.] He manages to carry the older man’s wisdom in his eyes despite his dewy skin and…what was I saying? 17 Again manages to be very sweet and romantic for the most part, and despite the fetishizing of living in the past, it really more about being responsible for one’s choices and grateful for what one has. I'm sure at some point of life, we might feel regret upon certain decision we chose or made, but in fact we can do nothing but to appreciate what we have. We will face rough time in relationship, but tolerate and understanding is the key to untie the knot.

The humour parts of the film is strengthen by Thomas Lennon's and Matthew Perry's characters for wic the latter one is well known since he acted in "friends"
The plot is predictable with its title but the casts have done a good job to overcome the limitations of the plot by making up most of the witty dialogue.

The touching part is when Zac pretending he is readinga letter to Scarlet in court.
" . .. . I'd never seen anything so perfect. I remember thinking that I had to have you or I'd die... then you whispered that you loved me at the homecoming dance, and I felt so peaceful... and safe... because I knew that no matter what happened, from that day on, nothing can ever be that bad... because I had you. And then I, uh... I grew up and I lost my way. And I blamed you for my failures. And I know that you think you have to do this today... "Qouted from Imdb.

Overall, Entertaining n worth watching.

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