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      As Cool as I Am

      2013, Comedy/Drama, 1h 32m

      7 Reviews 500+ Ratings

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      As Cool as I Am (2013) As Cool as I Am (2013) As Cool as I Am (2013) As Cool as I Am (2013) (L-R) Sarah Bolger as Lucy Diamond, James Marsden as Chuck Diamond and Claire Danes as Lainee Diamond in "As Cool as I Am." (L-R) Sarah Bolger as Lucy Diamond and Claire Danes as Lainee Diamond in "As Cool as I Am." (L-R) Claire Danes as Lainee Diamond and Sarah Bolger as Lucy Diamond in "As Cool as I Am." As Cool as I Am (2013) As Cool as I Am (2013)

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      A precocious teen (Sarah Bolger) has a sexual awakening and later begins to realize that her parents' (Claire Danes, James Marsden) marriage is not as strong as she thought.

      • Rating: R (Some Teen Drinking|Sexual Content|An Assault)

      • Genre: Comedy, Drama

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Max Mayer

      • Producer: Matt Williams, Anthony Mastromauro, Judd Payne

      • Writer: Virginia Korus Spragg

      • Release Date (Theaters):  limited

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      • Distributor: IFC Films

      • Production Co: Identity Films, Wind Dancer Productions

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      • Aug 27, 2015

        Badly written film, the performances are all over the place.

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      • Aug 27, 2013

        It seems that this is one of those films critics love to hate! I haven't read so many negative reviews from the audience, but the critics are almost anonymous in finding anything negative possible... not that I cared about it... This coming of age comedy-drama based on the novel of the same name by Pete Fromm (described as "spirited and sharply intelligent") is directed by Max Mayer. Claire Danes is playing young mom, Sarah Bolger is the responsible daughter and James Marsden is the father of the Diamond family. Young Sarah's performance was outstanding, together with Thomas Mann who was her friend Kenny in the movie. Why were they overlooked in the critics reviews is something I cannot answer. The story of Lucy (Bolger) was simply unique mosaic of familiar narrative elements... she is a self-confessed tomboy that is considered one of the guys with her masculine haircut and attitude, gets on well with her father (Marsden) but is frequently separated from him for months when he works in Canada as lumberjack. Her relationship with her mother (Danes) is easy-going provided she keeps the house tidy, and that allows her to develop excellent cooking skills. As Lucy turns 16, she tunes into her sexuality and her family dynamics developing a type of friends-with-benefits relationship with her best friend Kenny... If you love movies in which the main character is dreaming of a bigger life while dealing with her parents' disintegrating marriage trying to juggle inexperience as her only skill in her own relationships - this is a movie which will make you happy after some frustration.

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