Based on his own middle-America high school experiences, Ben Wolfinsohn’s hilarious mockumentary follows the lives of four disillusioned high school students throughout their senior year. Guitar-playing Nicholas and his drummer girlfriend Susan meander through the dismally dull hallways with a camera and boom documenting average high school life. In doing so, they capture the purity and naïveté of teenage relationships and an interesting narrative develops. Caleb (Dean Spunt) is an extraordinarily eccentric kid with a penchant for unusual clothing including a pair of homemade aluminium foil shorts. Strange as he is, all he really wants is a normal relationship with his kooky, world-weary girlfriend Sabrina, who in turn only wants sex. Deep down, Sabrina loves Caleb but she would sooner die then ever let him know it. She admits that she treats him horribly but Caleb doesn’t really mind. Eddie on the other hand, is a troublemaking and womanising, near drop out who lives to ‘race cars and fuck girls’.
Jennie Thornhill as Sabrina stands out in her performance but the film belongs to the peculiarity surrounding Caleb and his perception of the world. The film is uniquely funny – not always the obvious sort which makes you laugh out loud – but the kind that keeps you smiling and snickering to yourself throughout the film. JV
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USA 16mm 4 mins Director/Producer/Screenplay Mark W Gray DoP Alicia Robbins Cast Ryan Woodlock, Louis Matthew Graham Print Source firstname.lastname@example.org
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