The best parts are:
- The Music. Lots of real good early 60's/late 50's rock and soul songs I'd never heard before.
- The Look. Lots of real cool early 60's British clothes, cars, furnishings, locations, dancings, etc.
- The Actors. The cast was just great. I especially liked the scoundrel's buddy's girlfriend. Turns out she was kind of dim.
- The way the scoundrel wins over the girl's dad. Perhaps the most entertaining element of the tale.
- That the movie isn't as creepy as you might fear it would be--being something of a Lolita story, but with a smaller age difference. Not that it's without creepiness. I do not mean to say that.
The not best parts are:
- The Third Act. You know things aren't going to go well when a movie is about a scoundrelous guy in his 30s dating a 16 year old girl. I braced myself for something sinister, but the big reveals are pretty non-dramatic. What starts out as pretty interesting winds up a rather neatly bundled morality play. The movie starts like an episode of an excellent hour-long primetime drama but ends like 30 minute sitcom.
- The Moral: If you were wondering, it seems to be "Stay in school" and "16 year olds don't know everything they think they do."
One More Thing: If you've seen the movie--Do you think the woman that the girl visits near the end of the movie is the same woman that was crossing the street in the rain at the beginning?