Lucas: Directed by David Seltzer. With Corey Haim, Kerri Green, Charlie Sheen, Courtney Thorne-Smith. A socially inept fourteen-year-old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends – Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love – fall for each other.
“During the summer vacation, the fourteen year-old Lucas Bly (Corey Haim) meets the sixteen year-old newcomer in town Maggie (Kerri Green) and they become best friends. Lucas is an intelligent boy that loves bugs and shows the mansion where he lives to Maggie. When classes begin, Maggie learns that Lucas is not a popular student but an outcast nerd at school and bullied by the football players. The football captain Cappie (Charlie Sheen) protects Lucas because the boy helped him when he was ill. Soon Lucas has a crush on Maggie but she falls in love with Cappie, while Lucasu0026#39; schoolmate Rina (Winona Ryder) loves him. When Maggie joins the cheerleaders, Cappieu0026#39;s girlfriend Alise (Courtney Thorne-Smith) becomes jealous of her and she ends the relationship with Cappie. Meanwhile Lucas joins the football team expecting to impress Maggie. During a game, Lucas is hurt and Maggie finds that he lives in a trailer with his alcoholic father. What will happen to Lucas?u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eu0026quot;Lucasu0026quot; is a touching classic from the wonderful 80u0026#39;s, with a pleasant and sensitive story of unrequited first love. Corey Haim has a magnificent performance in the role of a boy with no family that falls in love with an older girl. The difference of two years for a fourteen year-old boy is indeed too much. Another attraction is to see Winona Ryder, Charles Sheen and others very young in the beginning of career. After almost thirty years, u0026quot;Lucasu0026quot; is still a delightful heartbreaking film. My vote is eight.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eTitle (Brazil): u0026quot;A Inocência do Primeiro Amoru0026quot; (u0026quot;The Innocence of the First Loveu0026quot;)u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eNote: On 10 April 2019 I saw this film again.”