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|Normal Adolescent Behavior Havoc 2|
Actors: Kelly Lynch, Amber Tamblyn, Daryl Sabara, Kelli Garner, Hilarie Burton
Director: Beth Schacter
Amber Tamblyn (The Grudge 2) leads a scorching hot cast in this seductive drama about a group of close high school friends who take adolescent bonding to a whole new level. Shunning random hook ups, these friends vow to be... more »
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Jeff V. (burielofmel) from HARRIMAN, TN
Reviewed on 3/14/2008...
This thing was bad. I got it because it had Amber Tamblyn in it. I liked The Grudge 2 and Joan of Arcadia. This thing was annoying. They had this thing where they stuck thier tongues out. (Not the normal way, more like Gene Simmons of KISS). The tongue thing kind of got annoying. At the end of the movie I had a couple of unanswered questions. 1. How did they get this crappy thing greenlighted at the studio? 2. How did they get someone famous like Amber to star in it? They also got Kelly Lynch who was in Drugstore Cowboy. Wow. What a long way to fall.
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Best movie I've seen in years
A. K. Berner | Austin, TX | 08/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I understand why some might give poor reviews to this movie, but I simply loved it.
It is a teen movie dealing with very adult issues, which no doubt makes it difficult to find an audience. However, the movie delves into a variety of relationship issues that are rarely dealt with at all--much less in the colorful and nuanced manner we find here.
This movie explores that intense and deeply felt line between being true to oneself on the one hand, while allowing love, friendship, loyalty, and open-mindedness to have their various impacts on the heart and soul.
It does start a bit slow, and doesn't really hit its stride until about halfway point; but for me, the build-up was well worth it.
The honesty, struggles, and emotional depth expressed by Wendy (played by Amber Tamblyn) was, for me,the real heart of the movie.
This movie is not for everyone, but if exploring emotional territory with integrity--human flaws and all--in the full quirky glory of life, is of interest to you, then I strongly recommend this beautifully acted and heartfelt movie."
A poor poor movie
Alan M. Sisco | Austin TX | 06/14/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I think an intelligent mind had great ideas when it made this movie. Sadly poor storytelling kept those ideas from being seen. The movie wants to be compelling and real and new and instead becomes unintresting alien and confusing.
Alot of things are left hanging as well, what was the point of the woman next door?, what was the so called fantasy of the boyfriend?, who are all those people in the cult-group any ways I could barely catch their names? Why is it that being a bitch is the liberating act for the girls at the end and how is that so untraditional? what is their grand philosophy and beliefs any way? Where are their Parents?/ if their parents are so out of the picture/messed up why do you expect me to buy that they are so ballanced?
This movie tries to be about love and sex and thinking outside the box, and judging by the commentary of the film maker that was what was intended, however that is not what it ended up being. In the end this is a movie about Cults.
The kids are in a sex cult and one of them wants to get out. only its only loosely a cult. so realy its a Defanged Cult.
Honestly the whole thing is silly and I kind of feel stupider for having watched it.
What is 'Normal Adolescent Behavior'?
Hamida Becker | Seattle, WA | 08/16/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This film is a special take on the "we'll be friends forever" fantasy shared by most high school students. It is a disturbing film about group think, group feel, and group behavior. The peer pressure issue is taken to a new level. But the film also contrasts group with individual maturation. A well written script, well directed and acted. The cinematography reveals the characters in subtle ways. Viewers interested in psychology, sociology, and communication should find "Normal Adolescent Behavior" revealing and stimulating."