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Image and video hosting by TinyPic Cast: Sarah Jones, Ryan Kelley, Douglas Spain, Noah Segan.

Director: Jon Artigo

Genre: Drama

Year: 2009

Rating: NR

A group of high school graduates rent a beach house the summer before going their separate ways. An accident in the ocean tests their friendship. The teens respond to the tragedy in a way some people find disturbing and others see as a beautiful act of loyalty. Still Green follows each character through the three days in the house before and after the accident. Their personal stories interweave, overlap, and often directly conflict with one another. In the midst of an ideal teen vacation and lush tropical landscape, the characters are developed. Beautiful free spirited Kerri (Sarah Jones) is still coping with the loss of her father, and her motherís refusal to honor his last wish. A recent break-up has unearthed these feelings, triggering spontaneous and unhealthy relationships with her friends. Alan (Ryan Kelley) struggles with his conflicting feelings about Kerri and about his girlfriend. Sean (Noah Segan) is a talented but disturbed artist. He is haunted by a frightening breakdown which has rendered him unable to draw. Still Green is a story of secret crushes, crippling insecurities, excitement for the future, rumors and secrets, and crossing the line between friendship and sexual attraction. But a darker theme drives the plot of Still Green; how death changes absolutely everything between a group of friends, at a time when every second of life seemed vitally important and every emotion felt like the end of the world.

I was looking forward to see this film based off the trailer it certainly looked like a good character piece and it was but it was so much more as well. The film follows a group of friends fresh out of school who get together for one last time before they all go their separate ways. They all have their own problems and even their own fear of the unknown that lies ahead of them but this is a weekend to be with the ones they love one last time. There is so much to love about this film, you are going to have a hard time finding a more realistic look at life and the pressures one faces growing up. The characters are all someone we knew at one point or another in our own lives, some might even reflect problems we had ourselves which is why this film is so special as it is so personal and real. The cast of young actors were terrific, each and everyone gave their character life and made you feel like you knew them. I really loved the narration from the characters, it gave them more life and it had me caring about them even more, it was like I really knew these people and I was hoping for the best for each and everyone of them. Still Green is not a movie to be told about, it is a film that is a must-see, if your looking for something to watch with cardboard characters and a senseless story look elsewhere but if your looking for a film that evokes emotion not only about the people you are watching on screen but about yourself then I highly recommend checking this out. I want to say that this is what Independent cinema is all about but it is more than that, Still Green is what cinema as a whole is all about. It is a film that quickly draws you in from the opening scenes and it leaves you thinking long after it is over. I was captivated by this film, it is many things including thought-provoking but it is also beautiful and breath-taking to look at. Among all the brainless horror and comedies that hit theaters every week sits this gem that will touch anyone that is lucky enough to see it. Do yourself a favor and pick this fantastic film up when it comes out on DVD, you will be glad you did.

Released by Osiris Entertainment. ***** Out Of *****