this film forgets one of the most important rules in screenwritting: "show, don't tell" and if you want to tell a good story don't only use Voice Overs, it's lazy and it feels like you're writting a book.
Every rom com cliche thrown into a preteen romance story. Reiner tries to distract us from the deeply bland script the "aw shucks" flavor of the fifties that he had with Stand By Me and a nifty narrative device that shows both sides of the coin. It all feels too forced here and the device too gimmicky. If that's not enough, the performances all range here from average to laughably bad.
I was like having this grin like a retarded after the film ended. I watched it again the next day and again, and still felt satisfied by it! It is nice knowing a film that really worth watching by teens (kids) nowadays.