Going Steady

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  • NR
  • 2007
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • 5.6  (1,826)

Going Steady is a 1979 Israeli coming-of-age film directed by Boaz Davidson, documenting the lives of a group of high school students in Tel Aviv. The movie follows the lives of three friends, Benji (Yftach Katzur), Huey (Zachi Noy), and Bobby (Jonathan Sagall), who are all 18 years old and recently graduated from high school. They are all eager to explore their newfound freedom and independence, as well as trying to figure out their future. They spend their summer partying and chasing girls, keeping their parents and teachers in the dark about their antics.

Benjy is the main character of the film, a charming and popular guy who is always looking for new love interests. He has an on and off relationship with Nikki (Anat Atzmon), a girl who is interested in sex but is not looking for a serious relationship. Benjy is determined to make it work with her, but as he tries to get closer to her, he discovers that she is not as easygoing as he once thought.

Huey, Benji's best friend, is the comic relief of the film, always making jokes and trying to get Benjy out of his serious moods. He is in love with Nili (Dvora Kedar), a shy and introverted girl, but unlike Benjy, he is more interested in a long-term relationship.

Bobby is the quietest of the group, always commuting between his job at a garage and his girlfriend Momo (Yvonne Miklosh). She is madly in love with him, but Bobby seems to be more interested in his car than his girlfriend. However, his views on love and relationships are challenged when Momo gets pregnant.

Throughout the film, the characters struggle with their desires and expectations while also facing the harsh realities of adult life. They have to reconcile their immature and selfish behavior with their growing responsibilities and their desire for true love and commitment.

Going Steady was one of the most successful Israeli films of all time and was praised for its honesty and humor in dealing with the themes of adolescence, sexuality, and relationships. The movie became a cultural milestone in Israel, inspiring a generation of young people to embrace their individuality and to break free from social norms and conventions.

In conclusion, Going Steady is a classic coming-of-age film that captures the essence of youth and the complexities of relationships. The movie is a perfect representation of the teenage experience, both funny and poignant, and will resonate with audiences of all ages.

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    1 hr 28 min
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    5.6  (1,826)