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Slam

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Slam

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Sonja Sohn, Saul Williams
genre:
Drama

We gave it an A-

At 16, Sam’s carefree days of skateboarding are finished when his girlfriend gets pregnant and he outgrows his imaginary confidant, Tony Hawk.
Coming-of-Age Moment
When the father-to-be concludes that age isn’t a fixed thing. ”You can be 17 and 15 and 9 and 100 all on the same day.”
Lowdown
Nick Hornby truthfully dissects the male psyche in Slam, and Sam’s panicked internal monologue is shamefully familiar to men twice his age. A-