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“Edge of Seventeen” is a 1998 coming-of-age drama film directed by . The movie stars , , and in leading roles.

Synopsis: “Edge of Seventeen” follows the story of Eric (), a gay teenager growing up in Sandusky, Ohio in the 1980s. As he comes to terms with his sexuality, he begins a romantic relationship with Rod (), a confident and outgoing young man. The film also explores Eric's relationships with his family and friends, as well as his experiences navigating the challenges of adolescence in a conservative small town.

Review: “Edge of Seventeen” received positive reviews from critics, who praised the film's honest portrayal of a young gay man's experiences and its exploration of themes related to identity and self-discovery. The movie was commended for its nuanced and sensitive approach to its subject matter, as well as its strong performances from the cast. , in particular, was widely praised for his portrayal of Eric, with critics noting his ability to convey the complexity of his character's emotions and struggles.

Awards: “Edge of Seventeen” did not win any major awards, but it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival. The film also won the Audience Award at the Outfest Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in the same year.

Directed by
Produced by
Todd Stephens
Written by Todd Stephens
Starring , , , , ,
Music by Tom Bailey
Cinematography Gina DeGirolamo
Edited by Tal Ben-David
Luna Pictures
Blue Streak Films
Distributed by Strand Releasing
Release date June 14, 1998 (New York) June 11, 1999
Running time 103 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1.5 million
Box office $871,759

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