My main problem with this film is the average tone it portrays. Not only does Miles have a typical story arc of almost every indie coming-of-age film, but it also never seems to delve into certain issues. There is never the character breakdown that I am hoping to see. Without a further journey into the emotions of each character, I never felt like I truly cared about anything going on. I applaud the originality of the events in the story, but overall the narrative just falls short. This film could have been an ace if only so many others had not preceded it. Maybe if movies like The Kings of Summer, The Spectacular Now, or Boyhood had not already been made then this movie would not have felt like such a bore.
The Bottom Line: If you feel like you must watch every indie coming-of-age film, then I would direct your attention to this one. Just keep in mind that there is not much being added to the genre with this single film.
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