“ A fine coming of age-story, although sometimes a bit far-fetched .
“ It's sure worth watching and I gave it a rating of 7/10 which is far from bad for this kind of movies.
“ That's also the reason why there have been made so many coming of age-movies.
“ this is a quirky, entertaining flick.
“ A coming of age story of the American family.
“ Skipped Parts is a coming of age drama / comedy that is filmed like it is an after school special for a G rated audience.
“ Nevertheless, this is still a very interesting movie and certainly one of the better coming of age-stories that I have ever seen.
“ I really enjoyed it and thought it was pretty brave of everyone involved.
“ I have enjoyed Bug Hall and Mischa Barton for a while now as child and teen actors and to see them together in somewhat of an enjoyable "sleeper" was rather nice.
“ Instead, it plays as a convoluted, bland, and ill-focused mess of silliness, stiff acting, post card scenery, dream sequences, and out-of-nowhere nonsense lacking the finesse required to weave an engaging story from the comedy and drama components resulting in a marginally entertaining watch and a story with a difficult buy-in.
“ It hits so far away from what made the book enjoyable that you have to be a little bit irritated at the filmmakers for even trying.
“ it is, alternately, funny, sad, depressing & invigorating, but always entertaining.
“Not only is the story watered down and written for cheap laughs and tears, but the pacing is unbearably slow.
“I still found it very entertaining and if you want to see some very good acting and a good comedy, i recommend this movie very highly.
“ set against the backdrop of small town america 1963, it's a different 'coming of age' movie.
“And then all of the sudden the atmosphere changed a bit and there are unexpected turns and all that the movie makers have managed to get a whole a lot of "real life "things in events in the scenes.
“ Don't waste you money!
“Saw it on Netflix streaming, in spite of the subject it is done very nicely and I enjoyed it.
“) The book will give you a week of solid enjoyment, and that beats two hours of confusion and nausea pretty much any day.
“ The sad thing is that the actors turned in good performances, but it was pointless as the movie seemed to be written with the "life sucks so why even try to be decent" mentality.