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Release Date: May 29th, 2009

DVD Release Date: June 16th, 2009

R|1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary
An emotionally damaged New York reporter (Steve Coogan) covers the Challenger launch, and afterward, he becomes close to a group of students whose teacher was killed in the explosion. As the kids work through their grief in passionate and often ludicrous ways, the reporter becomes entangled in their world of lies and misplaced sexual desires as they cast him as their new hero and teacher.

Cast: Steve Coogan, Hilary Duff, Molly Shannon, Olivia Thirlby, Josh Peck, Max Hoffman, Andrea Brooks, Ingrid Nilson

Director: Jonathan Glatzer

Genres: Drama

Keywords: 1980s, Underdog, Dark, Transformation, Offbeat

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  • Glatzer's self-consciously quirky indie is misguided on every level. show more

  • A turgid mess of a film that has a lot of ideas on its mind, none of which prove very interesting or in fact coherent. show more

  • Nothing in this movie is properly focused; everyone keeps talking about a character whom we never meet and does not matter; the tone keeps slipping around from indolent satire to thudding sincerity, and the Challenger shuttle disaster backdrop is queasy-making at best, offensive at worst. show more

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