I spent a lot of time and effort trying to get my hands on Neophytes and Neon Lights. It's an Australian film festival flick, and I found it quite troublesome finding it. However, the wait was worth it. This movie is admittedly one of the oddest flicks I've ever seen, but it's also a radiant gem.
The plot doesn't shine. It's set in Australia, in a world where teleportation has replaced air travel. Four petty criminals, a drug dealer, an entertainer and a half-crooked security guard frequent a teleportation terminal, which is the equivalent of an airport. The acting shines, and the characters are amazing, once you get them straight, which is the hardest part of the movie. Don't only pay attention to the main characters, but file every character into your brain - people you wouldn't expect come into play as the plot surges forward. It starts out fairly slow paced, then speeds abruptly, and the twist ending will knock you for a loop.
I was impressed with the talented bunch of actors, pulling off tough characters. Americans may only know Matt Doran from his small part in the Matrix, but Mouse fans will love Sedge. Morgan O'Neil comes through with Astro beautifully, and Sam O'Dell will break your heart as Turner.
Overall, this movie was funny. It was suspenseful. It was extremely entertaining. I wished it would never end. If you can get access to this elusive movie (as it took me months to do) I would say, whole-heartedly, watch it. You will not regret it.
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