Lauded as a modern-day analogue to the overpraised "Say Anything," this film starts predictable and stays there. Led by a charmingly obnoxious (or obnoxiously charming) senior played by Miles Teller who falls for a nice girl (Shailene Woodley) who's inexplicably an outcast, the picture mistakes earnestness for compelling characters as it revels in cliches that better movies ("Submarine," "Adventureland," "The Perks of Being a Wallflower") strive to break.
Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times
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