By Sean Howe
August 01, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT

Too Cool To Be Forgotten

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To quit smoking, 39-year-old Andy Wicks undergoes hypnotherapy — and finds himself back in 1985, days before his first cigarette. Alas, hindsight doesn’t solve the old challenges of school-cafeteria castes, a clueless principal, and a Friday-night kegger in Alex Robinson’s Too Cool to Be Forgotten.

For Fans of…
Back to the Future, second chances.

Bottom Line
The smoking angle is a silly MacGuffin; the real revelation is how Robinson, who usually specializes in ensemble casts, recaptures adolescent solitude so faithfully. A-

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