MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 22,508 this week

A Better Place (1997)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama  |  September 1997 (USA)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 921 users  
Reviews: 32 user | 8 critic

A high school outcast new to town becomes friends with a violent loner still haunted by the death of his parents.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 150 titles
created 29 May 2012
 
a list of 103 titles
created 25 Jul 2012
 
a list of 890 titles
created 05 Sep 2012
 
a list of 3734 titles
created 17 Oct 2013
 
a list of 39 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "A Better Place" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Better Place (1997)

A Better Place (1997) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Better Place.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

A Better Place I (2014)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A shy and underdeveloped young man with uncanny powers learns how to cope with life in a small corrupt town.

Director: Dennis Ho
Stars: Stephen Todt, Perry Thomas, Mary Ann Raemisch
Now You Know (2002)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

On the eve of his bachelor party, a man learns his fiancee wants to call off the wedding. The unmarried couple returns to New Jersey to sort out their relationship.

Director: Jeff Anderson
Stars: Jeff Anderson, Suzette Andrea, Todd Babcock
Reel Paradise (2005)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Former indie film "guru" John Pierson takes his family to Fiji for one year to run the world's most remote movie theater.

Director: Steve James
Stars: Georgia Pierson, Janet Pierson, John Pierson
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

An in-depth look about the controversy surrounding Kevin Smith's "Dogma", and the effects it had on those involved in its production.

Stars: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Jason Lee
Weapons of Mass Distraction (TV Movie 1997)
Comedy | Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two media moguls get into a nasty power struggle for the ownership of a pro football team which takes a drastic effect on their personal and professional lives.

Director: Stephen Surjik
Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Ben Kingsley, Mimi Rogers
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Jean-Yves Pitoun
Stars: Jason Lee, Eddy Mitchell, Irène Jacob
Bear Nation (2010)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Malcolm Ingram introduces us to gay men who dig big dudes who are stockier and hairier than the airbrushed ideal served by up lifestyle magazines and underwear ads. From 'bear runs' - the ... See full summary »

Director: Malcolm Ingram
Stars: Douglas Langway
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

When their money scam runs aground, a group of would-be thieves turn to kidnapping in an attempt to blackmail their target.

Director: Michael Philip
Stars: Jason Lee, Crispin Glover, Burton Gilliam
Kevin Smith: Burn in Hell (TV Movie 2012)
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Kevin Smith conducts a Q&A session about the aftermath of his latest film, Red State (2011).

Directors: Joey Figueroa, Zak Knutson
Stars: Kevin Smith
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story of community in the Deep South that is forced to deal with the struggles of ignorance, hypocrisy and oppression.

Director: Malcolm Ingram
Stars: Jim Bishop, Terry Capps, Jackie Cox
Chasing Amy (1997)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Holden and Banky are comic book artists. Everything's going good for them until they meet Alyssa, also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but his hopes are crushed when he finds out she's gay.

Director: Kevin Smith
Stars: Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Ethan Suplee
Shredd (TV Movie 2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Jason Lee
Stars: Matthias Chrans, Circus-Szalewski, Laura Gardner
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Robert DiPatri ...
...
...
Brian Lynch ...
Bryan Sproat ...
Molly Castelloe ...
Meg
Gerald Rosamilia ...
Mark SaFranko ...
Jerry Rosamilia ...
...
Dennis Pepper (as Dennis Pepper)
Christina Squillari ...
...
Additional Bitchy Girl
Vincent Pereira ...
Eric Einhorn ...
Edit

Storyline

Two high school outcasts (Barret, the new kid in school, and Ryan, a self-confessed misanthrope with a violent past) form an obsessive friendship which spirals out of control and ends in murder. Written by Vincent Pereira <vpereira@monmouth.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

September 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Happy World of Bunnies  »

Box Office

Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(theatrical print)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Some copies of the DVD include 2 film clippings. Only 1,000 of these were made. See more »

Quotes

Ryan: This whole fucking world's gone to the dogs. How do we fix it? I've got some ideas. Forced sterilization, government sanctioned abortion, mass murder, plague, accident, natural disaster, all around chaos, whatever. The point being; the more people who die and the less who are born, the better.
See more »

Soundtracks

Mov
Written, Recorded and Performed by Ben Reed
Copyright 2000 Ben Reed a.k.a. Ranger Rick
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Crude but entertaining.
8 January 2002 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

A BETTER PLACE is a crudely made low budget story of teen alienation that brings to mind the now classic RIVER'S EDGE. The acting is so-so and there is one too many scenes involving fake blood (the movie's low budget shows), but it is fast paced, has a funky soundtrack and its tone is defiantly angry. Check it out.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
New Edition dblearon04
Where's Robert DiPatri now? Pi1987
remind you of. Loser_kid_x182x
jason lee imaginary-muffins
Is the dvd in widescreen? samhain4000
Hidden Commentary dblearon04
Discuss A Better Place (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?