When cable TV starlet Skye gets stuck in the tiny town of Baxter California with her kitsch-crazy dad the last thing she wants to do is get to know the local teens a restless group that includes pyro chick Ely her motorcro... more »ss racer boyfriend Pete and loner Blue. When a mysterious chemical spill forces the FBI to put the town under quarantine Skye has no choice but to stay put and when she starts to fall in love with Blue she realizes she might not be in such a rush to get back to the big city after all. A film by Morgan J. Freeman (Hurricane Streets) DESERT BLUE is a rare and original comedy featuring a knockout ensemble cast including Brendan Sexton III (Welcome To The Dollhouse) Kate Hudson (Scream 3) John Heard (TV's "The Sopranos") Sara Gilbert (TV's "Roseanne") Casey Affleck (Good Will Hunting) and Christina Ricci (The Opposite Of Sex).System Requirements:Running Time: 89 Min.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: COMEDY Rating: R UPC: 043396043893 Manufacturer No: 04389« less
Sarah F. (Ferdy63) from DALTON, GA Reviewed on 11/4/2008...
Story about a group of teenagers in a dead end desert town that ends up being quaranantined due to a toxic spill - good performances from young Christina Ricci, Casey Affleck and Kate Hudson. The town's big claim to fame is the World's Largest Ice Cream Cone and a half finished water park (in the desert). When a tanker truck crashes and the driver mysteriously dies, the town is quarantined trapping Kate Hudson and her father with the locals for a couple of days. Casey Affleck plays an ATV racer who's in love with Christina Ricci, an explosives fanatic who also happens to be the sheriff's daughter. Quirky characters, teen angst, young love and town secrets make for an interesting movie.
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Superb Acting, Directing, and Writing
(5 out of 5 stars)
"More great stuff from Morgan J. Freeman. As a person who watched this film for the first time at SXSW '99 my excitment was high. I had seen Huricane Streets and was prepared for anything. This film is not only funny, but also deeply moving. If you are the type of guy that screams independant, this film is for you. I was on the edge of my seat. Please trust me, It's well worth your time and dollars!"
Deserted with a bunch of teens and a star!
Kelly George | London, England | 10/27/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This movie was not as good as i thought. I think the story is solid but could have more to it. The cast is excellent and each of the characters have their own personalities and goals in life, which add to the way the story turns out. The acting is great - i just think more of a story would have made a more entertaining movie. But overall a good movie I would watch again!!"
What Indie is meant to be!
Timothy Agee | Jeffersonville, IN United States | 01/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When was the last time you watched a movie and could not predict the next scene? That is exactly why you should buy this movie! I am an Indie filmmmaker and know the process well. If you ever wanted to watch a movie and find out what happens this is for you! Christinna Ricci is awsome as usually. So is all the others in the film. How many movies have you seen where 10 minutes into it you know the ending? To many to name for me. That is why I am not going to refer what happens in the movie, I just say if you want to see a new movie, not told told another way, please see this movie and you WILL add it to your collection. I was so glad to be able to watch something original and this meets all expectations. One to have that you can watch and share with others!"
The Cast is Great....
Timothy Agee | 05/03/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The characterization in this movie is great. Each character is unique, odd, and acted superbly. Combine that with the isolation of the movie and I am reminded of The Breakfeast Club (only newer and fresher). Despite a fairly weak to nonexistent plot I still found myself enjoying the movie. The ending was also very predictable but so enjoyable and anticipated that you want to see it anyway."
Great story with the perfect cast.
viciousgirl | new castle, de - United States | 02/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"i have never in my life seen a better casting call. kate hudson was great- her transition from b!tch to human was believable. and then the rest of the cast, which was the biggest treat for me- casey affleck, christina ricci, sara gilbert, brendan sexton III, and ethan suplee... ALL IN THE SAME MOVIE... if you get as excited over a casting call as i do, you already expect the movie to be unbelievable before you've even watched it. i predicted the ending, but even so, the ride was still fun. i am especially impressed with ethan's performance- its about time he was given a good role like this one!"