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Dare

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Emmy Rossum, Zach Gilford, ... | ILL MET BY MOONLIGHT High school gets confusing for Zach Gilford and Emmy Rossum in Dare

Dare

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
90 minutes
Limited Release Date:
11/13/09
performer:
Zach Gilford, Emmy Rossum, Alan Cumming, Ana Gasteyer
director:
Adam Salky
distributor:
Image Entertainment
author:
David Brind
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C+

Dare, a sweetly sexed-up high school triangle movie, is like a John Hughes comedy trying to pass itself off as ”transgressive.” To feed her art, Alexa (Emmy Rossum), an overachieving good-girl actress, transforms herself overnight into a lusty siren; Ben (Ashley Springer), her shy, gay loner of a best friend, undergoes just as quick an image makeover, shucking his outcast blues by coming out; and Johnny (Zach Gilford), the school’s alienated James Dean, is the love object they both seduce. The actors, all great camera subjects, help give director Adam Salky’s overly pat movie a trace of confessional conviction. C+

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