Starring: Adrian Grenier, Clark Gregg, Aleksa Palladino
Director: Tod Williams
Awards: An official selection of the 1999 Sundance Film Festival
The Adventures of Sebastian Cole is an interesting independent film about the life of a young teenager, Sebastian Cole who lives with his step-dad who is in the proces of having a sex-chage (i.e. hormone therapy. It is 1983 and the boy wishes to be a writer but first decides he must live a little, as such, he has his adventures. Sebastian deals with a variety of problems that are often the central plots of other movies. These include the damsel in distress, a desire to be free, a dysfunctional family, and a troubled romance. The movie attempts to be a modern Catcher in the Rye, but falls short. But the movie's quirky plot is enjoyable because is an interesting look in to the often insane nature of people's daily lives.