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About the Movie
High school senior Ben Mercado (Danté Basco) dreams of becoming an animator, and intends to go to art school instead of accepting a pre-med scholarship to UCLA. His father, however, is livid, and insists his son be a doctor, or else. Adding to the pressure is Ben's sister, Rose (Bernadette Balagtas), who expects him to show up at her all-important 18th birthday party. Although he agrees to attend, Ben's plan to duck out early soon changes when he meets and immediately falls in love with Annabelle (Joy Bisco), Rose's best friend. Which, of course, doesn't sit very well with Augusto (Darion Basco), Annabelle's possessive ex-boyfriend, a hotheaded thug.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 23
- Fresh: 17
- Rotten: 6
- Average Rating: 6.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: A neat blend of well-drawn major characters and drama, music, dance, romance and humor that generates considerable charm and achieves a heartwarming resolution of its generational conflict.
Fresh: A universal coming-of-age story as illuminating as it is entertaining.
Fresh: Mostly the situations, albeit compressed, ring true; the characters are admirably multi-dimensional, and there are welcome doses of humor that compensate for any contrivances.
Rotten: The film has a sweet low-budget quality that sometimes slips into TV-movie schmaltz.
The Debut !
The Debut rocks! It is a great ride. It is kinda like a pre - Fast & Furious intro to the culture of the street and home life of L. A. Joy Bisco is Great , Hell the whole cast is great ! I would love to see a follow up in the present with all the same cast ..,, a present year catch up to them now movie !