Genre: Comedy, Drama
Duration: 101 min.
Hal, a 15-year-old high-school student with a minor yet socially alienating (and painful) disability: he stutters uncontrollably. Determined to work through the problem, Hal opts for an extreme route he joins the school debating team, which sends him on a headfirst plunge into breakneck speech competitions and offers a much-needed boost toward correcting the problem.
realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, bad ending, melancholic, sincere, talky, harsh, touching ...
high school, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, teenager, drinking, teacher, spelling bee, teenage life, male nudity, bullying, coming-of-age, loneliness, teenagers, depression, pornography, mentor, school, writers, misfit, youth, relationships, dialogue, stereotypes, violent ...
contemporary, 21st century
new jersey, usa, california