18-year-old Addison Schacht, a Jewish high-school senior in Washington D.C., responds to the essay question, "What are your best and worst qualities?". He explains he has only bad qualities, as illustrated by the events of his senior year. They include collecting offensive jokes; dealing drugs to his classmates; and insulting teachers, fellow students, and his girlfriend's mother. But his classmate is killed, and he begins to investigate the death.
Inspired by the acclaimed novel.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content including teen sexuality, drug material, brief violence and strong language
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In the school setting of the movie, there are actual students and teachers who attend the high school cast as extras. See more
[as home movie plays
My mother died six months ago today. At the hospital, they told us she'd had an aneurysm. There was nothing I could do for her. I guess I've gotten pretty good at pretending to be okay.
Only Memories Remain
Written by Jim James
(as James Olliges Jr.)
Performed by My Morning Jacket
Courtesy of ATO Records under license from Univrersal Music Enterprises See more