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16 Years of Alcohol (2003)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  30 July 2004 (UK)
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16 years of alcohol is about a skinhead named Frankie; his violent childhood, alcoholism and his love for Ska.

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Mary
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Miller
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Rival Gang Boy 1 (as Naoufal Ousellam)
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16 years of alcohol is about a skinhead named Frankie; his violent childhood, alcoholism and his love for Ska.

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Rated R for pervasive language, some violent content and sexual material | See all certifications »

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$82 (USA) (15 April 2005)

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$7,515 (USA) (13 May 2005)
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Arguably, a bit better than Hallmark
5 November 2004 | by (Timisoara, Romania) – See all my reviews

Films about alcohol are usually depressing. They rob all the enthusiasm for life one might have in just a few hours and leave you staring into the void at the end, wondering what the point was. It's difficult to catalog them in any way, because a good "alcoholics movie" is one which swiftly flows along certain psychological retinues and steadily builds up to a mammoth of self deprivation.

However, this isn't truly a film about alcohol. It's more a film about getting a life (yes, Trainspotting), portrayed in a less imaginative way. It all gravitates around love and the end is helplessly tragic, but "Sixteen Years of Alcohol" isn't that bad. Some sweet imagery and photography might make it worth your time. Also, the story resides within the soul of everyone who suffers due to lack of purpose, not only those subdued to the magic liquor. It's a borderline movie: you may very well dislike it, because the storyline is crap. Like all those films which fit into this part of the movie-specter, "Sixteen..." has good and bad parts. Just to name one, I want to recall the "Clockwork Orange" scenes, which are a homage-like rip-off, that barely prove a point. Moreover, those scenes feel terribly frustrating.

All in all, it's not too bad and it could hardly have been better. No one need to watch it, but everyone is invited. Check out the party. 6/10


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