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May 4, 2008
I want to see it only because Larisa Oleynik is in it... I haven't seen her in anything for aaages.
½ November 11, 2007
I was acutally an extra in this movie, which is why I really went to see it, and of course, my parts were cut out. The movie was somewhat pretentious at times, but it's understandable. It started pretty bad, with random being the only thread tying everything together. I was annoyed by the stoners for the longest time until Zoe made her case and showed a little personality. The scene where they all found out about 9/11 seemed odd to me, here they all are, getting high and being all around morons and whoop, everything is serious and they're so grounded. Dylan seems like the only character with a complete arc. Larisa is practially useless and she has phantom problems that lead to nothing and add false drama. Steve is a decent character, but underused and they probably would have served him better by throwing one or two hints at his homosexuality, rather than just springing it. I didn't know what I was supposed to think of James, but he was mostly a douche and a waste of time. I can't condemn this movie because I have a soft spot for first time directors or people I've met and so I would say it gets 2.5 stars for effort. I don't think the story really moves well or wraps up well. The ending is kind of a mixed bag. They make it seem happy and Larisa dies and it doesn't really matter. It lacks gravitas. Even though it's sorta of a half-baked flick, I felt for some characters at times, and I didn't hate watching it, so congrats for that.
July 26, 2007
Hope that it is good
Super Reviewer
April 4, 2007
Another one I saw at the Cleveland International Film Festival. Some of the movie being on film and some being digital made it uneven. The digital parts did not look good on the big screen. The story was great: the time lapse and multiple story lines involving a group of students after 9/11. The guy playing Dylan gave a stand out performance.
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