"Crude, Poorly Done Romantic Comedy"
LOVE, CONCORD is a poorly made movie about a high school student, Gerry, who is supposedly a “player” until his love interest, Melinda, comes into the picture and tries to show him what is really important, which, to her, is grades and college.
Gerry is depicted as the class clown and playboy of his high school. Yet, on the first date we see him on, he gets played by the head cheerleader as she swindles him into paying for a movie and about $30 worth of movie candy which she takes.
Gerry’s main interests are basketball and 2D video games. He meets his love interest, Melinda, and she helps him to begin to put some discipline into his schoolwork and basketball. Melinda’s best friend, Alex, doesn’t like Gerry and says anything he can to convince Melinda that Gerry is no good for her.
Gerry and Melinda get into a fight about college because she got into UCLA and she tells him he should settle for a nearby junior college. They make up their relationship by sleeping together for the first time, and Melinda loses her virginity. They grow apart again because of Alex and college situations, and Melinda breaks up with Gerry. This angers him greatly and he plans revenge, which is to take the head cheerleader to the prom and beat up Alex in the process. After some wholesome advice from his older brother, he takes the high road and shakes Alex’s hand at prom instead of trying to pick a fight with him.
Gerry and Melinda are officially broken up, but end on good terms as they open up together his acceptance letter to a college.
LOVE, CONCORD has a dominantly Romantic worldview because of the characters desire to lead their lives based mainly on their emotions. Jorge Diaz’s character, Gerry, has a transformation from apathy to actually caring about his future and possessing the discipline to get there. Thus, LOVE, CONCORD does teach that hard work will produce results. However, there’s an unnecessary amount of sexual references, including promiscuity, so LOVE, CONCORD is excessive.
LOVE, CONCORD has low production values, poor acting, a badly written script, and an excessive amount of crude and dirty jokes, especially since the targeting audience is teenagers. LOVE, CONCORD isn’t a movie that anyone with the smallest amount of media wisdom will enjoy.
(RoRo, PaPa, B, LLL, V, SS, N, A, D, M) Strong Romantic worldview with crude, sexual humor, but some moral elements about hard work being rewarded; at least 33 obscenities (including a few “f” words) and 11 profanities, plus vomit directly in front of camera, numerous inappropriate name calling insults, and multiple uses of “douche”; light violence includes a few shoves and threats between high school boys; strong sexual content includes student makes sex jabs toward teacher, friends joke about fornicating with each other’s mom, two incidents of implied fornication, jokes consistently about upper female parts and lower male parts, and father confronts the boyfriend about having relations with his daughter, and father admits he’s okay with it as long as they use “protection” because he can tell the boyfriend “cares” about her; a few occasions of upper male nudity and female is only wearing a bra on one occasion; older brother drinks beer on screen; high school student smokes on occasion; and, racial slurs used.
In LOVE, CONCORD, Gerry is the class clown and playboy at his high school. He meets Melinda, and she helps him to begin to put some discipline into his schoolwork and basketball. Melinda’s best friend, Alex, doesn’t like Gerry and says anything he can to convince Melinda that Gerry is no good for her. Gerry and Melinda get into a fight about college because she got into UCLA and wants him to settle for a nearby junior college. They make up by sleeping together for the first time, and Melinda loses her virginity. Then, they grow apart again because of Alex and other issues. Gerry considers taking revenge, but will his older brother talk him out if it?
LOVE, CONCORD has very poor production values, writing and acting. It has a Romantic worldview. For example, the characters lead their lives based on their emotions. The movie also has an excessive amount of crude content, foul language and dirty jokes. A promotion of hard work and discipline cannot redeem this objectionable content. LOVE, CONCORD will strongly disappoint media-wise, discerning moviegoers. LOVE, CONCORD is excessive.