Assuming this is available to rent, you most definitely should
pick it up. There's not really a class to put this movie in though,
except for that dreaded word: commentary. It's not a drama, or
a comedy, or a suspense.....although, it does have all of those
The plot is based around a white, suburban American family
who should be the icon of perfection, but in actuality are the
complete opposite. The husband and wife hate each other, and,
of course, the daughter hates both of them. Not an incredibly
originally plot, but the events and outcome make up for it.
All of the characters, especially the next door neighbours,
are very intriguing, and you tend to be shocked by them. The
viewer tends to get wrapped up in their lives, and at some points,
you may find yourself congratulating them, or being frustrated.
However, if you don't like a movie based solely on people's
lives, or if you only like action movies, this is not the film
for you. Also, a warning: if you are uncomfortable with course
language and phrases, "mature" subjects, or nudity
(female teenage nudity, that is) you also may want to think twice
about viewing this.
On the off chance that you really liked the "Scream"
movies, here is another cheap thriller that may or may not make
The movie is based around...you guessed it! Urban Legends.
It's seems as though the old tales of seemingly impossible murders
are coming to haunt the students of a campus where the same murders
supposedly occurred years before. The students are trying to
figure out the killer before they become the next victims.
As in the other popular "horror" movies, there really
isn't a lot of substance to this movie - just a couple of jumps,
and cute actors. However, if you ARE in the market, I do highly
recommend this movie.
This is my absolute favourite movie of all time - although
I honestly couldn't give you a substantial reason why.
Empire Records is the story of a day in the life of kids working
in a music store, which is on its way to being part of a huge
chain. (Think Urban Sound Exchange is being bought by Sam The
Record Man.) The teenagers, who all have their own problems,
try to solve them - some through odd methods. Their entire goal
is to raise enough money so the manager, Joe, can buy the store,
and they can all keep happily working there.
If nothing else, "Empire Records" has some amazingly
quotable lines, such as, "The fat man walks alone,"
as well as a great soundtrack. Obviously, I'm very biased towards
this movie - but I haven't found anyone yet who has watched this
and didn't like it.