— by ALEXA MILAN —
“Dare,” the indie coming-of-age dramedy from director Adam Salky, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year to generally favorable reviews. Now, a new trailer offers a closer glimpse at the film.
The story revolves around the tangled relationship between good girl Alexa (Emmy Rossum), her outsider best friend Ben (Ashley Springer) and bad boy Johnny (Zach Gilford), all trying to make it through their last semester of high school.
I usually really like coming-of-age indies, and based on the trailer, I think “Dare” has promise. Especially with the addition of the relationship between Ben and Johnny, hopefully this film won’t fall into a generic formula.
It’s also nice to see Rossum, who I thought gave a good performance in “Phantom of the Opera,” do something better than the “Dragonball Evolution.” Based on the trailer, this looks like something I’ll probably want to check out.
“Dare” also stars Ana Gasteyer, Sandra Bernhard and Alan Cumming and hits theaters Nov. 13.
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