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Rollercoaster (1999)

 -  Drama  -  16 June 2000 (USA)
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In pursuit of fantasy, five teenagers hop the fence of a now defunct amusement park. While apparently a mindless diversion, for two of them the park is the setting for a more fatal bid at escape.

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In a desperate hour, five teenagers choose a bankrupt amusement park to let loose and pursue a fantasy. Darrin, his girlfriend Chloe, his best friend Stick, the group clown Sanj and Darrin's tag-along kid brother Justin "borrow" their group home counselor's car for a day of escape at Wonder World. Fueled by booze, drugs and unspoken tensions between them, the friends revel aimlessly through the silent rides in search of Ben, a notorious and apparently teen-friendly security guard. Ben allows them to stay, but in return exacts the most private of fees. Soon the rides are alive, but the fantasy holds little solace for those facing demons. Darrin hatches an alternative plan, and by trapping Ben in the dizzying Zipper, they succeed in commandeering the rides. The blaring music, bright lights and bucketing machines of the midway are a futile escape, for in its midst a darker purpose lurks; after night has fallen, Darrin and Chloe intend to end their carnival in a tableau of sacrifice by ... Written by [ Dark Angel Grace ]

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Rated R for language, sexual content, drug use/drinking, all involving teens
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A disappointing ride.
24 November 1999 | by (Vancouver, BC) – See all my reviews

There are some good performances here and director/screenwriter Scott Smith seems to have a grip on teen troubles and fears yet the film didn't come together into anything really meaningful. The script and characters could have done with more development.


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