17 AGAIN (Theatrical Release USA 2009)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.3|5.0 Starsìììì 

17 Again highlights the personable Zac Efron’s acting skill. It’s one of his best films since High School Musical and emphasizes him as a high-profile actor. It’s good to see Matthew Perry, Leslie Mann, and Jim Gaffigan in the movie.  The basic storyline of this film is not new and not creative, but the message has been so skillfully woven into the dialogue and timing of the scenes that the movie serves at a much higher level than others that have dealt with this subject matter. The resolution is better and seems to reflect a reality nearer to truth than similarly made films. It’s a refreshing watch and a good holiday watch.

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A man gets his wish to go back and make a few different choices in life, thinking it will change his current place in life. 

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Burr Steers for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot for making the film possible. Cast includes: Zac Efron, Matthew Perry, Leslie Mann, Thomas Lennon, Tyler Steelman, Allison Miller, Sterling Knight, Michelle Trachtenberg, Adam Gregory, Hunter Parrish.

Buy a ticket
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Yes. This movie is a surprisingly well-written Zac Efron film.  Although not a new or fresh film idea it has been presented in such a way that leaves a powerful message about first love, keeping marriages together, and keeping priorities straight in life. Great watch for late teens and adults. Provides good after-viewing discussion material.

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