Edge of Seventeen
Edge of Seventeen (1999)

The year is 1984. The music is Boy George and the Bronski Beat. Eric and his best friend, Maggie, are on the edge of seventeen and donning matching polyester uniforms for their summer amusement-park cafeteria jobs in small-town Sandusky,… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 30, 1999
DVD Release Date: July 11, 2000
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

My hope for Eric is not merely that he grows comfortable with his sexuality, but that he becomes a more interesting conversationalist, hopefully before I see him in another movie.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

Has a winning empathy and observant sense of the Midwestern locale which bring freshness to a tale that's been told many a time before.

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David Ehrenstein
New Times

... it's a calm, clear-eyed portrait of a particular kid trying to figure out -- like teenagers of all kinds the world over -- who he is and where he fits in.

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Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone
TheMovieChicks.com

This film deals honestly with the difficulties of coming out in high school.

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Lauren Donis
I'm a huge fan of gay romance (no idea why, I can't stand straight romance), but I didn't particularly like it. The acting was fine, and there… More
Sunil Jawahir
I really thought I was gonna hate this movie but I actually thought it was pretty good. A lot of the criticisms I noticed has to do with stupid choices that the… More