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Angus He's overweight, underconfident, and in love from afar with the school's cutest cheerleader. He sounds common, but what separates Angus...AngusComedy, DramaPT90MPG-13 He's overweight, underconfident, and in love from afar with the school's cutest cheerleader. He sounds common, but what separates Angus...1996-03-22Kathy BatesJames Van Der BeekKathy Bates, James Van Der Beek

Angus

Genre: Comedy, Drama; Starring: George C. Scott, Charlie Talbert, Kathy Bates, James Van Der Beek; Director: Patrick Read Johnson; Runtime (in minutes): 90; MPAA Rating: PG-13

He’s overweight, underconfident, and in love from afar with the school’s cutest cheerleader. He sounds common, but what separates Angus (Talbert) from most awkward adolescents is a mordant sense of humor and doggedly resilient spirit. As this misfit struggles through his suburban school days, adults may recognize excruciating moments from their childhoods. Kids, however, will be impressed with how Angus bounces back from those embarrassments. In fact, preteens could even rent Angus for pointers on surviving junior high. If enough do, they might turn this surprising comedy into the sleeper hit it deserved to be in theaters.