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A Better Place (1997)

Not Rated | | Drama | September 1997 (USA)
A high school outcast new to town becomes friends with a violent loner still haunted by the death of his parents.

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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>

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The Happy World of Bunnies  »

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$100,000 (estimated)
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Two of the working titles were "The Happy World of Bunnies" and "Total Peace". See more »

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Ryan: Where did you come from? The happy world of bunnies?
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Planet X
Music and Lyrics by Andrew J. Cowitt, Phil Benson and Michael S. Werts
Performed by the Pinecones
Published by Argyll Adventure Tree Music
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Very Good
28 July 2002 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

I'd just seen Drawing Flies... I bought it on a whim hoping I'd like it as it was a View Askew Production. It was awful. Just awful. So I was worried about A Better Place, but I took another chance. I was very pleased. It was a $40,000 budget but I think it looks good. The acting is so-so in places of course, and there are actually a few blurry scenes, but overall it's very well done. The character who plays Ryan definitely worked well. The story itself was very intriguing and I could relate to it, having grown up in similar situations. It's not a happy story, so don't expect a comedy. Very good. B+


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