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Born to Lose (1999)

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Born to Lose is a shoestring film that takes a pseudo-documentary glipmse into the punk periphery of the Los Angeles music scene and lead singer, Stevie Monroe's odyssey of nihilism.

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Born to Lose is a shoestring film that takes a pseudo-documentary glipmse into the punk periphery of the Los Angeles music scene and lead singer, Stevie Monroe's odyssey of nihilism.

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Ultimately a disappointment
19 July 2002 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I really wanted to like this film seeing as how it has such an excellent soundtrack (which I believe was released by Bomp! and something you should pick up if you like garage punk) by bands like Trash Can School, the Zeros, Texas Terri, etc.

As someone who has been to punk gigs in LA throughout the '90s I can't say I knew one person who was as screwed up as the lead singer. The writer/director has stated in interviews that he was trying to mold the lead character after Johnny Thunders. Thunders was one of a kind. Perhaps the film should have been set in the '70's where such a cliched story (we've all seen "Sid and Nancy") would fit better and be more realistic.

Photography and acting are pretty good but the sound in some scenes is really awful. Take the last scene of the movie: I had no idea who the old guy in the wheelchair was or what the lead character was saying and why he was taking the dude's wheelchair. Why was this scene even included?

Overall, a disappointment. It would be cool to see a realistic film about the '90's LA-garage punk scene someday. This just ain't it. 5/10


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