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High School Record (2005)

Four exceptionally awkward 17-year-olds struggle through their senior year as moments of humiliation and triumph are caught on tape in a documentary shot by fellow classmates.

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Jennifer Clavin ...
Erin
Jessie Clavin ...
Amy
Susan Estrada ...
Herself
Nicholas Gitomer ...
Himself
Kim Humphreys ...
Herself
Maneesh Madahar ...
Tomes
Emilio Ramirez ...
Himself
Farrah Rocker ...
Swim Team coach
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Eddie
J. Mitchell Simon ...
Eddie's Father
Jim Smith ...
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Dean Spunt ...
Caleb
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Ms. Farewell
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Sabrina
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Sabrina's Father
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HIGH SCHOOL RECORD follows four awkward 17-year-olds as they struggle through their senior year. Like most high school students, they ride a continual wave of embarrassment: crappy after-school jobs, attempted sex in the science room, tinfoil shorts, guitar-strumming hippie teachers and brushes with the law. The only difference is that their moments of humiliation are all caught on tape -- our gang of four are the subjects of a documentary shot by fellow classmates. Written by Debby Wolfinsohn

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"I could have made this movie...." But I didn't and that's the point!
3 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw "High School Record" at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. I really enjoyed seeing it amongst the expensive, high profiles films that week. It was funny, (very funny) and original yet simple in scope. I'm interested to see if this movie gets bought or distributed. I'm not sure about the commercial appeal of this film, for it is a bit slow at times, there are never any huge punch lines or sweeping character arcs, and the soundtrack is good but not recognizable to a mainstream audience. The actors who played the half a dozen high school art students and their one flaky teacher were all first time actors, apparently coming straight from the underground Los Angeles punk scene. This was certainly an "amateur" movie, but that is why it is so effective. It is shot like a documentary from the point of view of two of the art school students. Rather than making any judgements on the character traits or flaws of these eccentric teenagers, the movie delivers a day-in-the-life look at this handful of seniors who in addition to wrestling with thoughts of post-high school life, or the status quo of their relationships, spend most of their time executing inventive ways to break from the minutia of high school. If the goal of this filmmaker was to show high school life as it is for the nerdy/rebellious/inventive kids, than I think keeping the low budget and low production value made for a much more effective film. And I hope "High School Record" does earn some recognition, for while it may look like a movie any high school kid has ever thought of making, that's just the point: this is the first to actually do it... and make it to Sundance, no less.


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