Based on Anna Todd's novel, AFTER follows Tessa (Langford), a dedicated student, dutiful daughter, and loyal girlfriend to her high-school sweetheart, as she enters her first semester in college armed with grand ambitions for her future. Her guarded world opens up when she meets the dark, mysterious Hardin Scott (Tiffin), a magnetic, brooding rebel who makes her question all she thought she knew about herself and what she wants from life.Written by
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An ersatz of Rebel without a cause
First things first, I clearly do not belong to the intended audience which is probably narrowed to female and romantic teens, between 11 and 15 years old. Possibly older, with a touch of nostalgia. Tessa, an ingenuous teen, leaves home, mum and high school in order to integrate university, her roommate inviting her to join an idle and carefree group. She meets there Hardin, a rebel without a cause (Nicholas Ray, 1956) but with a keen interest in literature, like herself. The continuation is relatively predictable and indubitably goofy. My own rating: 2/3 out of 10. My rating while trying to belong to the intended audience, with a generous empathy boosted to the extreme: 4/5 out of 10.
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