Roger Ebert reviews “Americanese”


In 2006, Roger Ebert reviewed the film “Americanese,” based on my novel, “American Knees.” “Americanese” was directed by Eric Byler, who co-wrote the film’s script with me.

Here’s an excerpt:

There’s none of the silliness of an Adult Teenager Movie where romance is a montage of candlelight and sailboats, and the characters never have a conversation of any substance. Don’t these people know that you have to be able to talk with the other person for hours, days and years, or the relationship is doomed? Watching “Americanese” after movies like “Failure to Launch,” I felt like I’d wandered into the grown-up cinema.

Read Roger Ebert’s review of Americanese

Published on 26 March, 2006      |