I'm almost glad that the description of this film didn't reveal much about the plot or I might not have watched it. The brilliant collaboration of actors, directors, a well written script, camera work, and even music are clearly what make this film the gem that it is. In particular, the star, Arman (forgot last name) acts with such authenticity that one feels she's watching a documentary, created by the protagonist, a struggling teen. Arman is not only exquisitely beautiful to watch on camera (and by beautiful I dont just mean the obvious handsome face, but the beauty of his raw emotion), but his ability to draw viewers in is remarkable and rare. The authenticity he brings with him to this film is probably the biggest factor in the success of this film. All the acting is topnotch. The writing is refreshingly realistic, making viewers often uncomfortable sitting in their chairs because we feel as though we're standing in the room with this family as they wrestle through the daily struggles of painful and confusing adolescence. I highly recommend this film. It teaches us all about the complexities of teen depression, lonliness, and bullying, and hopefully in doing so we all become better listeners.