Juan thinks it will be easy; but when he sees the hardship the family continues to go through he begins to feel remorse for his actions. His friends attempt to call him and rival gangs try to find and kill him. The family had laid down the rules; especially the father. They have a daughter and the father has made it clear that if Juan even holds her hand he will not give the needed sign-off. She certainly enjoys watching him! Juan must change his ways to make it through this and to get out of the gang life. Can he do it?
17 & Under could have been a extremely good film. The premise was interesting but poorly put together. Filming was gritty (maybe on purpose but I didn't like it) and the acting sounded forced. At times my eyelids where real heavy as I found my self day dreaming - the pace was way to slow in the middle of the film.
4 out of 10 - Could be interesting if you are into the correction system or extremely raw odd films. Amazonhas it used for a couple dollars if you wish to give it a try.