A group of teen-age runaways try to survive in the streets of Los Angeles. Drugs, prostitution, violence and bureaucratic indifference all pose threats to the kids, who nevertheless prefer ...
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A group of teen-age runaways try to survive in the streets of Los Angeles. Drugs, prostitution, violence and bureaucratic indifference all pose threats to the kids, who nevertheless prefer this harsh life to going back to their families. Heather, somewhat older, provides some leadership and mothering to the kids. Written by
Written and Performed by Melissa Etheridge
From the Island Records album "Melissa Etheridge" 1988
Produced by Craig Krampf, Kevin McCormick, Melissa Etheridge and Niko Bolas
Published by MLE Music/Almo Music Corp.(ASCAP) See more »
Gritty and touching film about homeless youth in Hollywood,CA
"Where The Day Takes You" is about the homeless youth who come from all
over the country to escape their dysfunctional families to live on the
streets of Hollywood.It is here that this youth form surrogate families
with other homeless youth.
This film chronicles one such family of homeless youth headed by King
who is the father figure.A violent confrontation with another homeless
leader turns for the worse and King finds himself desperately trying to
keep his family together while avoiding the law.
The movie is surprisingly honest about dangers of living on the street
and yet portrays the real sense of community that this homeless youth
shares with each other.
My only issue with this film was perhaps the Melissa Etheridge music
which distracted me.It got more tolerable with repeated viewings of
this film but to be fair I am not much of a Melissa Etheridge fan.
If you like movies about Hollywood or films featuring young attractive
actors playing disaffected youth then I would suggest this film.
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