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Punk Love
Punk Love
Actors: Chad Lindberg, Max Perlich, Emma Bing
Director: Nick Lyon
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
UR     2008     1hr 36min

Sarah is a lost 15-year-old, trapped in an unloving home, in a dreary small paper mill town. When she meets Spike, she envisions a new life for herself. Falling in love, Sarah and Spike go on a crime spree of small-time co...  more »


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Actors: Chad Lindberg, Max Perlich, Emma Bing
Director: Nick Lyon
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Love & Romance, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Peace Arch Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 04/22/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2006
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 36min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Romantic and tragic modern day Romeo and Juliet
K. Rubenking | Cleveland, OH | 05/20/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The way this film is shot - deep blues and beautiful imagery - is definitely a treat on the eyes. Sarah and Spike are a young punk couple trying to make their way in a world that is more hostile than we'd like to think, taking solace only in each other - and in the lush drug world of heroin.

The story is nothing we haven't heard before, and Sarah's abusive home life can seem over the top at times. However, the two young actors give life and realism to the fights and reconnections that exist in a dramatic teenage relationship. The small glimpse we have of Spike's family life is brief, but I found it fairly touching, and the ending breaks our hearts and makes us think of what could have been, "if only..."

There are some interesting directing choices in various scenes, and there's not a lot of focus on the "punk" side of the couple - aside from a scene featuring Spike's audition for the band and the general squalor of the teens' lives in general - but the desperate teenage love definitely comes into play and can't help but evoke Romeo and Juliet. This isn't a five star movie - the plot can sometimes feel thin - but for those who are into the indie film genre and dark teen romances in general, it's definitely worth a look."