This rather charming ‘boy-lit’ high school comedy is peppered with some very good performances by a very professional young cast who have cut their teeth on TV : Michael Willet as Tanner (‘The United States of Tara’), Paul Iacono as Brent (‘The Hard Times of RJ Berger’), Xosha Roquemore as Caprese (‘The Mindy Project’), Sasha Pieterse as Fawcett (‘Pretty Little Liars’) and Andrea Bowen as ‘Shley (‘Desperate Housewives’).
It is however the adults that inadvertently steal all their scenes particularly Jonathan Silverman and Rebecca Gayheart who play Tanner’s supportive parents. However even they are trumped by a wonderfully funny turn by the ever delightful Megan Mullally (‘Karen from Will & Grace’) who is hysterically funny trying to drag her son out of the closet. The two of them watching the ‘Brokeback Mountain’ movie on TV together is unquestionably the best scene in the entire movie.
It’s all very cute, has a few really good one-liner’s like the one on Mormons ‘they smile to your face, then Prop 8 you in the back,’ but it is a squeaky clean teen-movie that is meant to be for the young ….. or at least the young at heart.
P.S. Don’t miss the ‘bloopers’ at the end!