Based upon the true story of "Sonny" Wisecarver. In 1944, Sonny made headlines nationwide due to his affairs with 2 older adult women. (ie. He was so irresistible, that he was a danger to ...
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Based upon the true story of "Sonny" Wisecarver. In 1944, Sonny made headlines nationwide due to his affairs with 2 older adult women. (ie. He was so irresistible, that he was a danger to women everywhere) Eventually being taken to court by the local authorities. He was only 15.Written by
Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>
The real life adventures of "Sonny" Wisecarver do seem like the stuff for a laugh-out-loud comedy, but that's not how it ends up in this retelling. To be sure, there are some humorous moments that did make me laugh, but most of the movie is not made out to be "ha ha" funny. Instead, it is lightly amusing. I think this was the right course for the movie to take, because it gives the events of the movie a sweetness that's somewhat charming. And while the movie is not hilarious, it's made up for in a large part by the story of the movie being so interesting, you'll wonder where it will end up.
Dempsey was a good choice for the lead role. He is very likable, and acts in a way that you understand why older women would fall for him. His character does do some stupid things in the movie... but he's a teenager, and we all did dumb stuff as a teenager. Another positive thing about the movie is that the period detail is very good.
Still, I could not help but wonder what people would think if the sexes of the movie had been switched. Just goes to show that when it comes to love and romance, there is a double standard.
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