Eric (Chris Stafford) is a 17-year-old senior from Ohio who takes a summer job at a local amusement park. Working alongside his best gal pal Maggie (Tina Holmes), the two idle away the days until Eric meets Rod (Andersen Gabrych), a sexy and openly gay college student. Soon sparks fly and Eric must confront feelings he had long suppressed. A funny, entertaining and insightful coming-of-age tale, 'Edge of Seventeen' is enhanced by a great '80s soundtrack (including Bronski Beat and Eurythmics), terrific period design and a high-energy, upbeat tempo, making this an exciting and original take on growing up and finding love.
Good actors - average story
- Edge of Seventeen review by TB
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Another movie about coming out, this time set in in Ohio(USA) where a teenager with a girlfriend over a summer finds out he does like the boys more than his girlfriend, but pressure from parents and friends is hard to deal with - not made easier by his appearance; he does really change into a Boy George-type, which seems a bit over the top, but the director may have had a reason. Of cousre, he is being abused by men who want "fresh meat" and he even manage to fall in love which is not reciprocated.