Streaming Video - 2009
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Emmy Rossum (The Phantom of the Opera), Zach Gilford (TV's Friday Night Lights) and Ashley Springer (Teeth) head up a stellar cast including Ana Gasteyer (Mean Girls), Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), comedienne Sandra Bernhard (TV's Roseanne) and Alan Cumming (X2: X-Men United) in this captivating story of high school seniors at the crossroads of their adult lives. When a pompous actor tells good girl Alexa (Rossum) that she hasn't lived, she embarks on a bold journey that takes her to mysterious bad boy Johnny (Gilford). Envious, her shy best friend Ben (Springer) also dares to pursue Johnny, complicating Alexa's romance and pushing the boundaries among the three friends.
Publisher: [United States] : RLJ Entertainment : Made available through hoopla, 2009
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: streaming video file (1 video file (ca. 91 min.)) : sd., col


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JillianML Dec 21, 2012

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jmmason Dec 02, 2011

Good writing. Good directing. Good acting (spot-on Ana Gasteyer and Sandra Bernhard as adults). This American ( surprize) teen-pic assumes high-school seniors have sex, with each other (not just priests or assistant coaches). This movie also recognizes that teens are not always very nice people. The clever format of the script owes a nod to "Skins," the brilliant British series about teens; each segment focuses on a different character. My one reservation here is with the casting of Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights) as bad-boy Johnny. He's cute and hunky alright, but bad......naw. As good an actor as he is, last-minute replacement Zach just ain't all that bad. The short, original version of "Dare" on the bonus features has a much badder Johnny. Still, this is a better-than-average movie about teen-agers, made in the USA.

Apr 08, 2010

Fair – Dare (2009) 92 min. A look at teenage life through the eyes of three teens which starts off pretty well but fall apart in the 2nd act. What I liked about this film is the good production values, acting, and its objective to stay clear of the typical teen “dramedy”. What I didn’t like about the film was the lack of any message I should walk away with other than teens having the ability and financial resources to behave extremely inappropriately. Egad.


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