From Michel Gondry, director of ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
It is the last day of the school year, and a group of Bronx high-schoolers board a city bus to make their way home. With the summer break ahead, and feeling more liberated than usual, this colorful crowd of kids – the cool ones, the outsiders, and everyone in between – act out as only teens can when they are among their peers and away from authority figures. Oblivious to the grown-ups in their midst, (who are smart enough to either get out of the way or get off the bus entirely), they gossip and gloat, brag and bully, cajole and confide, exchange truths and tall tales, and spar verbally and physically. In short, they are unapologetically themselves at this pivotal point in their lives when the pressures and realities of adulthood have yet to turn them into someone else.
- " All of the kids are good in their roles, mostly as characters one assumes resemble themselves. And as any actor will tell you, playing yourself is one of the toughest gigs around. " – Bill Goodykoontz (Arizona Republic)
- " Gondry's visual inventiveness is still here, but it's probably not a coincidence that his most stripped-down film is also his strongest in years. " – C.J. Prince (Way Too Indie)
- " Director Gondry succeeds in delivering a very entertaining and compelling human study. " – Felix Vasquez Jr. (Cinema Crazed)