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Mean People Suck (2001)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy | April 2001 (USA)
Three stubborn teenagers place a bet over which one of them is the meanest.

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Kate (Dominique Swain) is the girl everyone loves to hate. As has become tradition, everyday she meets her friends Casey (James Franco) and Nick (Eric Christian Olsen) after school to trash the kids they dislike. But today is no ordinary day. Today, Kate has just been in a violent fight with her little sister (Beverley Mitchell), and now she's got plenty on her mind. When she poses the question, "What's the worst thing you've ever done to somebody else," the guys realize they're in for some excitement. As they each reveal some humorous but cruel anecdotes about their pasts, the mood slightly tenses up, and their memories get more and more disturbing, to a point of no return. But, how much can they trust each other? Who really is the meanest? And most importantly, do mean people really get what's coming to them in the long run? Only Mean People Suck can answer. Written by Anonymous

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Let's Stay Together
Written by Al Green, Al Jackson Jr. (as Al Jackson) and Willie Mitchell
Performed by Al Green
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perfectly executed
7 April 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Regardless of the big name actors or Hollywood talent that Mr. Cole Weiss somehow assembled for MEAN PEOPLE SUCK, it is a perfectly executed short. It refuses to get pretentious, weird, or strange for the sake or being strange. In fact, it makes a point in 8 minutes and ends.

As a result, I have adamant respect for the filmmaker and am not surprised he's being picked up to direct his first feature. He's fully aware of the medium, and how to take an idea and work with it.

Whether you like the subject matter or not--well, that's subjective.

Still, I wish there was a few more scenes with Bev Mitchell. She is my favorite doll in the world. Nonetheless, I'll settle for Dominique "Lolita" Swain and hope that someday my short film garners me the same amount of acclaim. Maybe I can also nab Bev.


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