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As Cool as I Am (2013)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 21 June 2013 (USA)
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A smart teenage girl comes of age in a small town with her self-centered parents who had her when they were teenagers.

Director:

Max Mayer

Writers:

Pete Fromm (novel), Virginia Korus Spragg (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Bolger ... Lucy Diamond
Thomas Mann ... Kenny Crauder
James Marsden ... Chuck Diamond
Claire Danes ... Lainee Diamond
Seth Adkins ... Scott Booker
Tom Romero ... Manager
Anika Noni Rose ... Frances
Jeremy Sisto ... Guy Karlsburg
Mario Batali ... Himself
Beth Bailey ... Mario's Female Guest
Josh Berry ... Mario's Male Guest
Evan Adrian ... Justin Havens
Will Peltz ... Tim
Terry Walters ... Libby
Rachel Hroncich ... Nurse Amber Cremeens
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Storyline

Sixteen-year-old Lucy is a tomboy. She gets on well with her father but is frequently separated from him for months on end when he goes to work in Canada. Her relationship with her mother is easy-going and she takes care of most things around the house. She tunes into her sexuality and her not so 'stable' family dynamics. She develops a relationship with her best friend Kenny and starts to realize that her parents' marriage is not as solid as she had previously imagined. She notices that her father's extended stays away from the family are not typical, and that her mother does not pine for her father as much as she herself does. Written by Girish

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How do you grow up when your parents haven't?

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content including an assault, and some teen drinking | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aproape adulti See more »

Filming Locations:

Belen, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was Claire Danes's first feature film in five years. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, when Lucy and Lainee eats at the diner, Lainee puts the ketchup bottle back on the table twice. See more »

Quotes

Lucy Diamond: [Lainee has just given Lucy the car for the day] Wait, how are you going to get home?
Lainee Diamond: If I can't get a ride in this outfit, I deserve to walk.
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Soundtracks

Enough Tales
Music and lyrics by Jean-Sebastian Nouveau and Martin Duru
Arrangements by Julien Bonneau
Performed by Rock Dealers vs. Indie Poppers
Courtesy of Justement by arrangement with 5 Alarm Music
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Pretty depressing but very much worth watching & I highly recommend. If you like What Maisie Knew you will love this. I say B+
7 September 2013 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"If memory is malleable then the future is too." Lucy is a sixteen year old girl who is too smart for her own good. She spends her free time learning how to cook and hanging out with her friend Kenny. Her mother (Danes) and father (Marsden) had her when they were young and not ready for that responsibility. Now with her dad gone all but 4 times a year and her mom acting like a kid herself Lucy is left to discover life for herself. This is a movie that again proves my point that a movie can be entertaining and worth watching involving great acting rather then special effects. This is a movie along the line of What Maisie Knew only involving an older child rather then a 6 year old. Parents that should not have been allowed to have children and a child who is more mature then the parents. You really root for Lucy the entire time and by the time the end come you feel extremely sorry for her as well as relief. That is a hard combination to achieve but that's what great writing and acting does. Overall, a great movie that is pretty depressing but I recommend this. I give it a B+.


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