Wassup Rockers details
|Starring:||Luis Rojas-Salgado, Milton Velasquez, Francisco Pedrasa, Eddie Velasquez, Jessica Steinbaum, Carlos Velasco, Claire Cellucci, Iris Zelaya, Chris Neville, Jeremy Scott, Ashley Maldonado, Jonathan Velasquez, Yunior Usualdo Panameno|
|Run time:||1 hour 46 minutes|
|Rental release:||26 Feb 2006|
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Kids in AmericaBy GreenwichPaul (49 reviews) from London , 13 May 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]Larry Clark is back in familiar territory with his film about a group of punk-rocking Latino skateboarders who venture across LA from South Central to Beverly Hills to go skating; encountering sexual adventures and random violence during the day. Perhaps less successful than Clark's best, this is still a highly enjoyable film which benefits from the naturalistic acting (even though it is a little shaky at times) and the free-wheeling directorial style which gives space to the beauty of place and character. Unfortunately the film is uneven in tone and a couple of scenes jar badly, making this a film that is better in parts than as a whole. Still, fans of Clark and indie-cinema will find much to enjoy here.
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EngagingBy Ell1981 (169 reviews) from London , 16 Nov 2009A serious and subtle approach unlike previous Clark efforts works well and conveys the frustration of youth well.
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I like Larry Clark, but...By a customer from London , 13 Sep 2009... this film is dreadful.
It goes to show that Larry Clark needs young talent (such as Harmony Korine) to write his films, as this feels like an old man making a mis-judged film about teenagers. It is full of cliche and stupid repetitive 'jokes'. Just awful. Rent Kids instead.
Larry Clark's DownfallBy AndyC13 (8 reviews) from Surrey, England , 21 Jan 2009For those who are familiar with Larry Clark's masterpieces 'Bully' & 'Kids' maybe interested in seeing more of his work. Sadly, Wassup Rockers does everything to help us forget how good a director and writer Clark is. With no apparant script, the film is a random collection of Latino kids on the bottom rung of Californian society, skating around attempting tricks (mostly failing, in scenes which run far too long) and playing in a (painfully bad) punk rock band. The plot is rather simple in the sense of the kids trying to escape violence, but Clark's techniques have worked against him - creating no tension or suspense and only enducing face-scratching torment on the viewer. The central character John is portrayed as 'hot stuff', which is rather confusing considering how a 14 year old with an achingly pre-pubescent moustache can be viewed upon this way. The film is an ordeal to sit through, and should be avoided
A different Larry ClarkBy a customer from Coatbridge , 23 Jun 2008This is in part a docudrama about teenage boys from the infamous south-central LA. It's not as bleak as some other films from Larry Clark. Partly because the actors are only 15-16 years old, so no drug or sex in your face this time. In fact this is sometimes quite funny although there are a few casualties during the boys' excursion to Beverly Hills - most of the music is punk performed and made by some of the actors.
PoorBy a customer from Derby, England , 06 Sep 2007At least I can now see why they were giving this away for free, I can't imagine anyone wanting to pay to watch it.
The young cast try their best but the film is spoilt by a poor script and lousy dialogue.