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A geek girl can't help falling for boys who are even bigger losers than she is in this independent comedy from writer and director Steve Collins. Gretchen Finkle (Courtney Davis) is a 17-year-old high school student who has been going through an awkward phase for most of her life. Gretchen has a lamentable fashion sense, she's socially inept, and she has a habit of falling head over heels for the greasiest and most burnt out guys at her school. Gretchen's latest romantic obsession is Ricky, a particularly notorious local hesher, and her mother becomes so concerned about… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A daring, original, and ultimately very touching work."
‑ David Cornelius,
"A smooth debut, a very confident and funny piece of filmmaking."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"As Steve Collins' Gretchen proves, not all Amerindies on the festival circuit are made by guys you'd expect to run into in a John Cassavetes festival."
‑ Sky Hirschkron, Stylus Magazine
"A really dry, funny and sad film."
‑ Don R. Lewis, Film Threat
"A beautiful, delicate look at the nasty pains of teenage relationships. And Gretchen could totally kick Napoleon Dynamite's butt."
‑ Jette Kernion, Cinematical
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