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The We and the I

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Realistic look at teen culture has drinking, sex, language.

Movie NR 2013 103 minutes
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The We and the I is a thrilling look at youth, capturing the mood so perfectly that it almost feels like it could be a documentary. The stakes are low -- who will get invited to a party?, which couples will manage to connect? -- but they're exactly the things that seem so crucial to young people, and Gondry nails every rebuff and tentative connection.

The characters all have history with each other; they've been together in school for years, and they ride home together most afternoons. The film reveals the casual shorthand of people who know each other well and gradually makes it clear which ones have real connections and which are just long-time acquaintances. The beauty of the movie is discovering that so many of the passengers on the bus are just like people we all know.

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