Keith was a really good High School movie. Let me see if I can clear the ending up for you...
You are right, Keith has died of his illness and Natalie inherits his truck.
Once again, you are right, she rejects the expectations of her father by going in the opposite direction of Duke University. This is symbolic in that she is doesn't know where she is going, but she is off to find it when she gets there, she just knows she doesn't want to go to Duke.
The newspaper girl is at best a mild friendship, but there aren't any hard feelings between them as evidenced by the hug.
The whole idea of the movie is that an unlikely boy came into the life of the popular girl and turned her world upside down and his legacy was helping her to get outside of her life that was structured by other people and lived according to their expectations. She had lived like a pretty bird in a cage her entire life, and Keith came and took her out of her cage for a few hours at a time, but she'd always returned to the cage until the end when she found Keith had left the cage door open and she flew out and away from the cage never to return.
I watched the movie because when I was a kid I had a huge crush on Elizabeth Harnois (Natalie). She has grown up to be a very beautiful and talented actress. But I don't see her doing as many movies as I'd like to. Does anybody out there know her personally?
· 10 years ago