Thursday, August 13, 2009

17 Again

From ZULU in one post to Zac Efron in the next. Just goes to prove that you never know what you’re going to get from this blog.

17 AGAIN is a good-hearted little film about a middle-aged guy full of regrets who, through some magical means, gets to go back and experience life as a teenager again, only knowing what he knows now. Matthew Perry plays the adult version, Zac Efron the teenager. And both of them are pretty good. The movie is more amusing than funny. There aren’t many laugh-out-loud moments, and it intentionally borders on creepy at times. But it has some interesting things to say about redemption and finding your place in the world, and it’s surprisingly serious for what you’d expect to be a throwaway teen comedy. I enjoyed it and think it’s well worth watching.

1 comment:

Jack said...

I'm with you there, James. I picked up the DVD out of curiosity and expecting one thing only to get something else.