Love and Debate (2006)

Director


Main cast
Gina Philips; Sean Astin; Daniel Samonas

Genres
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Description
A girl goes to Harvard and joins the debate team. She has to deal with a ton of issues, from boyfriends, to ethnicity, to religion, to sexual assault.


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