All I Want (film)

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All I Want
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Directed by Jeffrey Porter
Produced by Mike Elliott
Randall Emmett
George Furla
Michele Wiesler
Holly Wiersma
Written by Charles Kephart
Starring Elijah Wood
Franka Potente
Mandy Moore
Music by Andrew Gross
Cinematography Blake Evans
Edited by David Richardson
Distributed by Try Seventeen Productions
Release date
September 10, 2002 (Toronto International Film Festival)
January 12, 2003
(Palm Springs International Film Festival)
Running time
96 minutes
Country Canada
United States
Language English

All I Want (also known as Try Seventeen) is a 2002 coming-of-age dramedy film, directed by Jeffrey Porter and written by Charles Kephart. It stars Elijah Wood, Franka Potente and Mandy Moore. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2002 and Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 12, 2003.


After 17-year-old misfit Jones Dillon drops out of college on his first day, he moves into an old apartment building where he soon becomes entangled in the lives of his kooky new neighbors, including a temperamental photographer and a self-absorbed aspiring actress. When he's not busy flirting with the ladies or learning to live on his own, would-be writer Jones divides his time between fending off queries from his alcoholic mother, penning letters to an absentee father, and indulging in an overactive fantasy life. An auto accident forces a reality check, however, nudging Jones to grow up and decide what he really wants.



This is the second film in which Elizabeth Perkins plays Elijah Wood's mother, the first being Avalon, directed by Barry Levinson.

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