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Afterschool (2008)

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An Internet-addicted prep-school student captures on video camera the drug overdose of two girls.

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Storyline

Having joined a recently created video club, a lowly prep-school sophomore - desensitized from reality by frequently viewed Internet imagery - accidentally captures on video the final moments of admired twin senior classmates dying from poisoned drugs. Rather than galvanize the school or this lad's life in any profound or meaningful way, the tragedy causes barely a ripple in the already emotionally diminished and out-of-touch lives of everyone around. Written by statmanjeff

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Drama | Mystery

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1 October 2008 (France)  »

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Afterschool  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,606 (USA) (2 October 2009)

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$2,606 (USA) (2 October 2009)
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Feature film debut of Ezra Miller, who portrays Robert. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Burke: [chuckling] Let's, uh, quiet down because there's a lot of announcements to make this morning. And pay attention. There might be a little note in here that could change your lives, maybe an activity you never knew of that'll turn out to be your calling later in life, your career, and from one little announcement you heard in morning meeting.
[a late student arrives]
Mr. Burke: Good morning. Jameson, did you sleep all right? You just missed a little inspiring speech on announcements about you POSSIBLY being ...
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Well crafted film
15 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was excited to see this film after discovering the director in a group interview he did with other filmmakers. I think reading his interviews before seeing the film helped set the tone for me as well. Overall I think it is a brilliant movie. It screamed Kubrick tones to me throughout, which I enjoyed. It was not overbearing in that aspect, just tasteful shots that were long and clever that hearken all my favorite Kubrick moments. Now for the story, I think once you see the end it feels like a great story. I felt on edge wondering if the main character was developing how I thought he was. Little aspects slip here and there that made me think there would be no pay off, but it felt solid all together. I think this filmmaker should have an interesting career ahead of him. I am excited to see his next feature after reading the premise.


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