Parents' Guide to

Quints

By Kat Halstead, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Lackluster coming-of-age comedy fails to make the grade.

Movie NR 2000 83 minutes
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Easy and inoffensive, the movie will likely amuse younger viewers with its playful montages and relatively fast pace. But other devices -- such as the to-camera pieces and voice-overs that never quite hit the right tone -- will make Quints an uncomfortable watch for older, more savvy audiences. There are some strong messages about finding yourself, the importance of family, and accepting people as individuals, but they don't hit home particularly strongly as the narrative becomes muddled in favor of a catch-all ending.



The acting is a little hit and miss, with Jamie's school friends, Zoe (Shadia Simmons) and Brad (Jake Epstein) turning in the most natural performances. Also the scenes don't always flow particularly well together -- the voice-overs often proving an unwelcome interruption rather than the clever interjections they aspire to be. Overall it's a fun notion that lacks the energy and style to really make it work.

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