As You Are

February 21st, 2017


As You Are

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Release Year: 2016

Rating: 6.7/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Miles Joris-Peyrafitte

Stars: Owen Campbell, Charlie Heaton, Amandla Stenberg

Set in the early 1990's, "As You Are" is the telling and retelling of a relationship between three teenagers as it traces the course of their friendship through a construction of disparate memories prompted by a police investigation.

Writers: Madison Harrison, Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, Owen Campbell, Charlie Heaton, Amandla Stenberg, Owen Campbell, Charlie Heaton, Amandla Stenberg, John Scurti, Scott Cohen, Mary Stuart Masterson, Kim Grant, Annemarie Lawless, Billy Thomas Myott, Andrew Polk, John Romeo, Christopher Dylan White, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Owen Campbell - Jack
Charlie Heaton - Mark
Amandla Stenberg - Sarah
John Scurti - Detective Erickson
Scott Cohen - Tom
Mary Stuart Masterson - Karen
Kim Grant - Background
Annemarie Lawless - Margaret
Billy Thomas Myott - James
Andrew Polk - Jeff
John Romeo - Gas Station Attendant
Christopher Dylan White - Teenager

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 3 Jan 2016

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User Review


Rating: 10/10

I loved this movie. The acting was great, as was the cinematography. Best coming of age story I've seen in a long, long time. I can't believe this was the director's first film! More details below. It was great seeing Mary Stuart Masterson on the big screen again. She does a wonderful job as a vulnerable, yet still sexy, single mom. Scott Cohen is very believable as the tough, bullying military-type dad. And the actors who play the 3 teenage friend are all fantastic! I remember Amanda Stenberg from "Hunger Games", and she is wonderful as the smart, yet isolated, adopted daughter of a white family. Owen Campbell deserves an Oscar for his fantastic performance as Mary Stuart Masterson's lonely but loving son. And watch out for British actor Charlie Heaton, whose strong acting and brooding good looks are reminiscent of a young James Dean or Marlon Brando. Last but not least, I can't wait to see future films directed by the young prodigy Miles Joris-Peyrafitte. Oh, and he was the screenwriter too, along with his friend and co-author Madison Harrison. In summary, a great film, well-directed, well-produced and well-acted.


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