Sunday, August 26, 2007
High school is awkward enough without having a stutter. In Rocket Science, a young man with this speech problem is invited to join the debate team. Oh dear. As the members talk circles around him, he becomes more determined to succeed. This is fueled by hormones and what he perceives to be love. The reveal is heartbreaking and revenge takes over the plot. A cello is compromised, so many funny moments. The characters are well developed, a good coming of age film.