Not a bad teen romance film! I watched this several times many years ago when it first came out, it's a great story for teens. Much like A Walk to Remember, but better in my opinion. Leelee Sobieski and Chris Klein have great chemistry on screen. Samantha (Leelee) and Jasper (Josh Hartnett) are not just a cute couple, they are also best friends. Sam seems kind of bored in their relationship because Jasper doesn't seem too exciting. Her parents own a diner where people go to eat and hang out. Kelley (Chris Klein) often shows up but for only one reason, to annoy Jasper and see Sam. His bad boy reputation and constant flirting with her upsets Jasper, ending in a wild car race between a group of them. However, it ends bad when they destroy the diner by crashing into it which causes a massive fire. The two boys must attend court and Kelley's wealthy father makes him stay at a guest house with Jasper's family to help rebuild the restaurant. Meanwhile, Sam and Kelley bond to the point where Sam eventually falls for him, seeing as how he's not what she thought. This hurts Jasper but in the end, he realizes why she chose him. Being with Kelley was more thrilling, more exciting. When Samantha's knee starts acting up from a past accident, she discovers she has cancer and that it's spreading. With only a short time left, she tests Kelley's love by seeing if he will stay with her until the end or go off to college as planned. The language isn't bad but a few uses of sh*t, [email protected]
, no f-words, the middle finger shown by a small child. Violence contains lots of arguments, yelling and bickering between enemies, friends and family. A car race between teens leads to a crash with an explosion. Talk of a graphic suicide. Some hurtful remarks. Cancer and death of a character. Sexual content includes some crude jokes throughout, kissing of couples, cheating, a couple sleep together which shows some skin & kissing, they wake up cuddling and under sheets. A guy is shown shirtless in a few scenes and in a towel in one scene. There's some underage drinking. Fine for the 13+ crowd!!