'Reflections' is a social drama turned thriller that looks at how teenagers are stereotyped within society simply by the clothes they wear and the first impressions they give. It is a ... See full summary »
'Reflections' is a social drama turned thriller that looks at how teenagers are stereotyped within society simply by the clothes they wear and the first impressions they give. It is a thought provoking and intelligent look at how things aren't always what they first appear to be. The theme runs throughout the story of Thomas Dean Anderson, also known as Tom, and his suspicious friend Anthony Shrefton. Tom and close friend, Zoe Walsh are hiding something from Ant and he is desperate to find the truth behind their strange behavior. Tired of the secrecy Ant decides to do a little investigating and is shocked when it seems his friend's behavior is seemingly linked to drug dealing. When Tom still refuses to explain what is going on, Ant does something drastic, but could Tom's behavior be explained? Wires become crossed, views become blurred, and lives begin to hang in the balance; as life begins spiral wildly out of control for a group of people that are out of their depth. A chilling and ... Written by
I went to see the film with Mr Baker when it premiered at the Manchesters Printworks.. and what can I say, for his first film it's great. From the strong character development to the level of realism, this film hits the right note in the Social Realist genre. From the analytical view of a filmmaker of the same age, it is outstanding. This is from the array of skills portrayed from someone of our age (16-18), to the depth in story that is committed to the sadly shortened version of a gritty and hard-hitting film. As the world of cinema has touched upon the themes of growing up and dealing with the stereotypical view of teenagers, it has always been portrayed by directors whom are not within the age group in hand. Reflections on the other hand shows the visions from a teenager living within the stereotypes.
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