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Rollercoaster (1999)

R | | Drama | 16 June 2000 (USA)
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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A film about a choice - between a life holding on, or a death letting go. See more »

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Rated R for language, sexual content, drug use/drinking, all involving teens
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The pair of socks that Chloe pulls out of Justin's book bag disappears after she tells him not to lie about running away. See more »

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Darrin: I don't know. I never really got into it. I mean it's like you climb all the way up here and it's like you know it's going to be bad. Then you get to the top. After that you're just trying to hold on.
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Great movie about real life
15 January 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

**** Roller Coaster **** 7.5/10 Starring: Brendan Fletcher, Kett Turton, Crystal Buble, Brent Glenen, Sean Amsing, David Lovegren

Plot: A Group of teens jump the fence of a defunct amusement park with a plan to end it all. Love stories, surprises and great acting ensues.

Not everyone is going to like this movie. Most people will, in fact, hate it. Its fairly slow, a little boring at times, and has unknowns as the leads. But it has one redeeming factor that makes it all worthwhile: Its so true. Every last bit is like its taken from the life of the average city teenager. Every parent should see this to know whats going on in their child's head.

The Acting is incredible. All except Sean Amsing. Hes just bad. But Brendan Fletcher should go far in his career. A Homosexual homophobic. Its an oxymoron and he plays it like a pro. He denies his feelings, but knows they are there. Crystal Buble's character could have been played by almost any young female actress, and the part about her being a slut wasn't that believable, but the rest rocked!

The character that stood out for me was Darrin (Kett Turton) He was so....disturbed. You could tell what he was really thinking on his face, even when he didn't express it with actions.

This is not a Hollywood fluff movie. It definitely does not have the romantic Hollywood ending, it is depressing, and if you don't watch every minute you wont know exactly what is going on. But if you want a quality movie about real life things then this is a great choice!

7.5/10


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