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Dare (2009) Dare , a sweetly sexed-up high school triangle movie, is like a John Hughes comedy trying to pass itself off as "transgressive." To feed her… 2009-11-13 PG-13 PT90M Drama Zach Gilford Emmy Rossum Alan Cumming Ana Gasteyer Image Entertainment
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Dare (2009)

MPAA Rating: PG-13

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Emmy Rossum, Zach Gilford, ... | ILL MET BY MOONLIGHT High school gets confusing for Zach Gilford and Emmy Rossum in Dare
ILL MET BY MOONLIGHT High school gets confusing for Zach Gilford and Emmy Rossum in Dare
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Limited Release: Nov 13, 2009; Rated: PG-13; Length: 90 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Zach Gilford and Emmy Rossum; Distributor: Image Entertainment

Dare, a sweetly sexed-up high school triangle movie, is like a John Hughes comedy trying to pass itself off as ''transgressive.'' To feed her art, Alexa (Emmy Rossum), an overachieving good-girl actress, transforms herself overnight into a lusty siren; Ben (Ashley Springer), her shy, gay loner of a best friend, undergoes just as quick an image makeover, shucking his outcast blues by coming out; and Johnny (Zach Gilford), the school's alienated James Dean, is the love object they both seduce. The actors, all great camera subjects, help give director Adam Salky's overly pat movie a trace of confessional conviction. C+

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Originally posted Nov 11, 2009 Published in issue #1076 Nov 20, 2009 Order article reprints