Paper thin charm
– A charming, earnest coming-of-age infatuation story that features a very good cast but nevertheless lacks heft and zing. Arriving so soon after the excellent “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” it can”t help but pale in comparison but that’s not really fair. There are elements to enjoy here including a wonderful cast and the chemistry between the trio of boys. The film does dabble in the familiar tropes (neighborhood party intoxication antics) but the film is careful to respect its characters and continues a good trend in these types of films that high school kids can be articulate and responsible.
(Rated PG-13 for language, drinking, sexuality, partial nudity.)