16-YEAR-OLD Monroe’s best friend is Zeke, a tattooed 23-year-old expired teenager smoking his life away (one might say his adolescence has been … big time). Their story hits the key high school comedy elements – house parties, an awkward crush, overbearing parents – but also gets at something more serious about actually growing up. Pete Davidson embodies Zeke with endearing delinquency and effectively brings out the character’s aggravating, pathetic side. Griffin Gluck’s performance as Monroe makes him an actor to watch. With humor and charm, the movie deftly navigates the strange and tough terrain that turns a kid into a man.
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