freaks and geeks is one of the more influential tv shows of the last 10 years. this film is directed by yet another talent that came from the freaks and geeks family tree. apatow offered mottola a directing job, but he didn’t end up working with him until “undeclared.” this has what freaks and geeks did so well: heart and laughs. eisenberg is good and stewart does her usual shtick. a nice little film about young love and summer boredom.