Monday, March 11, 2013

My Movie Monday

When Travis (Keegan Allen) returns home from a stint in Afghanistan, his parents are splitting up, his (Benjamin Stone) brother’s stolen his (Holland Roden girlfriend and his car, and he’s haunted by nightmares of his (Matt Dallas) best friend’s death. It’s not until Travis runs into Harper (Shay Mitchell), a girl he’s had a rocky relationship with since middle school, that life actually starts looking up. And as he and Harper see more of each other, he begins to pick his way through the minefield of family problems and post-traumatic stress to the possibility of a life that might resemble normal again. Travis’s dry sense of humor, and incredible sense of honor, make him an irresistible and eminently lovable hero.

Matt Dallas as his best friend.

Travis aka Solo is absolutely wonderful. He is 19, young and still trying to understand his new world after getting back from his first tour in Afghanistan.

Harper is sassy and sweet and strong. She's stubborn and has a great right hook.-M

Travis has his faults, but he is such a great narrator and it was quite a journey being in his head, living out his story with him. I got so lost in what he was going through--from his memories of Charlie (his dead best friend), his frustrations with his parents, his nightmares and triggers to the story with Harper. Speaking of, she is such a great girl. Their story from middle school is rough, and I hope that it can get across the message to others that it did for me. Lies of omission can still hurt, and labels that get put on you or because of you doesn't go away as easily as one might think-Brandi

It was funny, heartfelt and everything I hoped it would be named. Great story. It has it all. Love, conflict, lies, games...Love it. -Tabitha

Based on Trisha Doller's novel.