"Here on Earth" is an average-looking teen movie with some not-so-average teen (and twentisomething) actors: Leelee Sobieski, Chris Klein, and Josh Hartnett.The story follows two youthful boys from different backgrounds, one affluent (Klein), and one not so (Hartnett), and upon some acts of delinquency, they must spend the summer together to mutually rebuild an establishment they destroyed. The catalyst for all this being, of course, the gracing presence of Sobieski, whom having grown up and been with Hartnett practically all her life, she is quite easily swayed to experience something new with the outsider. "Here on Earth" for the most part, presents itself to be normal, almost too normal, and for someone who admires and enjoys Sobieski as much as myself, I found it difficult to understand why she would do something so pat. But then, with the vicissitudes of the plot, something which the previews try to keep hidden, yet the posters slightly and ominously hint at, begins to take form. I won't spoil what it is, for as much of a downer and ploy as it may seem, it serves as the defining factor that ultimately makes or breaks it. Is this a string-puller, or is it trying to go beyond the barren bounds of typical teen movies? Ironically, "Here on Earth" at times seemed too mature for most teens to handle. I couldn't tell if the snickers were an uncomfortable reaction, or if they really thought certain developments were risible. Aside from the unnecessary pop songs on heavy rotation, "Here on Earth" consciously tried to avoid most clichés, and I felt that overall it is worthwhile.Final Verdict: B-.