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Sunday, February 3, 2008

Paranoid Park

Q: What’s the movie about?

A: A teenage skater's life begins to fall apart when he gets somewhat accused of murder.

Q: Who’s in the movie?

A: Gabe Nevins, Daniel Liu, Taylor Momsen, Jake Miller, Lauren McKinney

Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?

A: PhotobucketStop! Unless you don't care about how it ends... because the movie certainly doesn't let you in on that. On a positive note, compared to some of Gus Van Sant's other indies, at least this one has the beginnings of a plot.

Q: Will this movie make me laugh?

A: Has Gus Van Sant ever made you laugh?

Q: Will this movie make me cry?

A: Has Gus Van Sant ever made you cry?... No really, think about it.

Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?

A: Yes, but why?

Q: How is the Acting?

A: This group of naturalistic young unknown actors will go very far.

Q: How is the Directing?

A: Over indulgent. Dude needs to learn how to cut. For example, if someone is walking down a hallway, I don't need to see the moment they set foot in the locker-lined part of their high school, all the way to the moment they reach their destination at the other end, unless something of importance is going to happen along the way. The same goes for grassy knolls, and drives along the freeway.

Q: How is the story/script?

A: Here's a list of some of the most boring and pointless movies I've ever seen: Last Days, Elephant, Gerry... What do they all have in common? They're all written by the writer of this movie. This is his best work. But that's not saying much. The man just doesn't know story structure.

Q: Is there anything else worth mentioning about the movie?

A: The hairstyles.

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