Conclusion: . It's just not a good movie. There aren't a lot of poetic things you can say about the poor quality of the film, the people who make it just didn't do a good job. The plot was difficult to accept, the emotion of the scenes never came off as real, and the acting was poor bordering on awful.
Excerpt: Teen fiction seems to be the way to make money in Hollywood these days. Set your film in a dystopian future and have a girl and a boy fall in love, even though they shouldn’t. Have them fight the system. Candy-coat everything in a nice safe ratings board way, to ensure maximum viewer-ship.
Excerpt: Изменив в последний момент слово «живу» на «люблю», русские прокатчики, конечно, сделали название прямолинейнее, потому что фильм — отнюдь не военная драма, а мелодрама на фоне войны, основанная на романе для девочек-подростков.