She's a wild child, a drinker, a truant, sexually bold, deliberately reckless. He's a model student, serious, responsible, who wants to attend Annapolis. She's the daughter of a liberal white congressman. He's the son of a hard-working Mexican-American woman.
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But the significant potential of its premise is squandered by an increasing reliance on teen movie cliches, silly plotting and the urge to be upbeat rather than to communicate life lessons. The rarity of serious high school romances in the marketplace of the moment, coupled with the appeal of leads Kirsten Dunst and especially newcomer Jay Hernandez, looks to prompt a good turnout from the young target audience. Still, this is one of those cases where, faced with certain narrative choices, the filmmakers have consistently compromised their work in what feel like marketing-dictated directions, which steadily undercuts its scattered authentic elements and consequently weakens its genuine connection with the viewer. As it is, pic consists of a series of touchstone relationship scenes papered together by a relentless stream of 30 insistently banal and thematically on-the-nose pop tunes. A bad girl who lives in a glass house overlooking the sea, Nicole Dunst wears cut-off T-shirts with no bra to Pacific High in affluent Pacific Palisades and cuts class to drink.