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17 Again

17 Again

Date: Jun 17 2009

Themes: School

Grammar: Simple Present Tense

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It would be cool if life came with a rewind button. Then you could relive the best moments of your life and fix the mistakes you made in your past. Unfortunately, real life just doesn’t work like that.

In movies, on the other hand, anything can happen. In the new film 17 Again, the main character is a 37-year-old man who gets a second chance at life when he is magically changed back into a high school student. Listen to Ella tell Devan why she is so excited to see this movie.

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Ella

Ella

Devan

Devan

Ella:  17 Again. Yes.

Devan:  Are you gonna go see it?

Ella:  I basically have tickets. I’m so excited to see this movie. Zac Efron, wow.

Devan:  You have a crush on him?

Ella:  Kind of. It’s a secret crush. But I’m just so psyched for this movie. Something different from High School Musical, you know? Finally something he’s not dancing and singing in. It’s actually something that kinda showcases his other talents.

Devan:  So what’s the premise of the movie? It’s basically about like…Matthew Perry’s in it, right, and it’s about him getting a second chance?

Ella:  Yeah. Something like he wakes up one morning and then he’s 17 again. Just kind of makes me wanna redo things from the past.

Devan:  You wanna like go back in time?

Ella:  Yeah. Relive it all. Change a couple choices. Things like that. I don’t know, it looks like a good movie though.

Devan:  So it’s a premise that’s been done several times before, like in other movies.

Ella:  It does feel familiar.

Devan:  Kind of like It’s a Wonderful Life and a few other things. But maybe they’ll put some new twist on it.

Ella:  Hopefully. I hope so. I mean, would you ever want to go back to high school?

Devan:  No.

 

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Ella can’t wait to see 17 Again because she thinks the star of the movie, Zac Efron, is really cute. But she’s embarrassed about having a crush on him since he’s so young. Efron is most famous for starring in the High School Musical movies. Ella is excited to see him in a more mature role.

In 17 Again, the main character is turned back into a teenager. He gets to relive his high school days and try to fix his past mistakes. Devan says that this premise has been done before. A classic example is the movie It’s a Wonderful Life, in which a man who’s about to commit suicide revisits certain moments from his past and decides that life is worth living after all.

Devan says she would not want to go back to high school. Would you like to be 17 again? Is there another time in your life that you wish you could relive?

 

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sara1998

sara1998

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i’m still 15 and i believe that 16 and 18 are the best years in all of your life.you’re beautiful,young,big T and you can enjoy all moments of your life.


let me be honest,in those years you fall in love easili and love is realy sweet!


:)

08:59 AM May 26 2014 |

CharmYou

CharmYou

Ireland

17 Again is great!

07:40 AM Jan 11 2014 |

shvfygfru

shvfygfru

United States

l love

06:15 AM Apr 08 2013 |

pavanraval

India

i liked this vedio

11:40 AM Dec 22 2012 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

Thank you, Buttafly!


 Good night!

11:22 PM Mar 20 2012 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

“To make each day count!!!”

11:14 PM Mar 20 2012 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

Nice words Buttafly, but still where’s my 17. I want them back. I would’ve done sth diffirent, took a different path in my career. Right now I have a willpower, a wiser head, —all that I lacked in my 17n. And life is so beautiful, I would have it longer then with my 17n back.

11:02 PM Mar 20 2012 |

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wwongsapun

wwongsapun

Thailand

Yes! I wish to turned back into a teenager, I wanna change some mistake that is a little mistake, But If I get second chance. I will be change it.

02:21 AM May 20 2011 |

miss_eos

miss_eos

Viet Nam

Please god, give me the second chance. I want to fix all the mistakes I did when I was small but not when I was in high school. If I could go back in time, I would make the biggest dream of my life come true. If there is, i'm gonna press the rewind button. 

01:12 PM Jan 21 2011 |

mimixoxo

mimixoxo

Japan

i really love my life right now, so i don't feel i wanna go back to my teenage.

although i enjoyed this movie so much since Zac and Matthew are really good at comedy thing <3

06:42 AM Feb 12 2010 |

AgeStone

AgeStone

China

the movie was great.Wink

12:52 AM Feb 11 2010 |

holaamigos

holaamigos

United States

i love this movieCool

12:20 AM Feb 07 2010 |

mickee85

mickee85

Philippines

I have watched this movie, it was great. Good for people who are planning to divorce, LOL! It was bit funny, the star wars spoof craked me up and how Ned flirting Zac efron's principal, that was so funny.

 

01:30 PM Dec 20 2009 |

廖慧倫

廖慧倫

Taiwan

yes, i like it!i'm 17 now.maybe i will think of my 17 life in my future.haha

07:31 AM Oct 12 2009 |

thomas2

Hong Kong

cool!

 

09:55 AM Sep 08 2009 |

Miss Talant

Russian Federation

i like the guy! Zac Efron… he is sooo cute

02:01 PM Sep 07 2009 |

Miss Talant

Russian Federation

i love the guy! Zac Efron… he is sooo cute

02:01 PM Sep 07 2009 |

SENHY

SENHY

China

Yeah,I agree with you,your mind is true.

02:13 AM Jul 24 2009 |

fosto

fosto

Egypt

did u like the movie?

09:57 AM Jun 29 2009 |

fosto

fosto

Egypt

i like this movie

it's very good

08:27 AM Jun 29 2009 |

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