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|Born to Lose|
Actors: Joseph Rye, Francis Fallon, Elyse Ashton, David Goldman, Alex Lange
Director: Doug Cawker
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Studio: Vanguard Cinema Release Date: 02/24/2004 Run time: 80 minutes Rating: Nr
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None of these reveiws are talking about this film!!!!!!!!!!!
Deborah Ayala | Las Vegas | 08/14/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This is not the Johnny Thunders documentary ''Born to Lose: The Last Rock N Roll Movie'' This is another punk rock doc. Do not get confused. The Thunders film is very hard to get. Your lucky if you get a 3rd generation copy of it for $100."
Oh yeah, pour some sugar on this.
Deborah Ayala | 06/03/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"More fun than an afternoon at IHOP reading the paper, less fun than having your toes flossed by a geisha girl named Mindy. Finally a real depiction of Punk Rock, not a sad Hollywood gelled hair ripoff. Buy it."
Punk Rock As Heck
peppydoe | 06/03/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A fine, fine, quality look at a punk rock band in LA, complete with booze, drugs, sassy dames and utter chaos. Thoughtfully shot with a killer soundtrack. Definatly worth buying. Just sit on down, strap on a diaper & light up a Kool Mild and finally see a real punk rock movie."
A SHOESTRING PUNK ROCK GEM!
peppydoe | Los Angeles, CA United States | 06/28/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
""With a title like "Born To Lose" you can't expect this film to be a light sunny romp. What you get is a dark and gloomy look at the life of a struggling group of musicians trying to have some fun. They lurch from gig to gig, having their share of problems with drugs, money, women and just life in general. It has the raw feeling of real life without getting sentimental or preachy. The lead singer of the band, played by Joseph Rye, has a wicked drug problem that is almost as bad as his acidic personality. Like Johnny Thunders for sure. He's not the sort of person you want to have around unless you enjoy watching train wrecks or following ambulances. I can't say I ever felt bad for him after all the crap lands his way because he is his own worst enemy. But I did feel like it was real and I got involved with the struggle. There are a number of references to the Dolls and Thunders, besides the film title... "Looking for a new bass player that sounds like Billy Rath." Although this is the story of an LA based band not NYC like the Heartbreakers. Lech Kowalski's new film has a title that is very similar to this one (Born To Lose: The Last Rock & Roll Movie) and they deal with similar themes. But it would be a shame to miss this one because of the similar names. This film was released before the Kowalski picture and owes nothing to it. Similar but different. If you like one, you'll like the other."