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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mr. Burke
Mr. Anderson (as David Costable)
Ms. Vogel
Peter (as Dariusz Michal Uczkowski)
Mr. Virgil
Mr. Wiseman
Detective Eclisse
Bill Raymond ...
Mr. Williams
Gloria Talbert
Tom Talbert
Christopher McCann ...
Mr. Ullman


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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Depois da Escola  »

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Feature film debut of Ezra Miller, who portrays Robert. See more »


Robert: Uh... your mom gets fucked for cash.
Mr. Virgil: Okay. Okay, fair enough. Right. See, that was easy. You just said what's on your mind.
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A piece of undelivered promise
4 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Though it undoubtedly bears promise, this is a film which will test your patience like few others. The film is slow-paced, which one could argue is a way for Campos to build further isolation from the main character, yet fails to depict anything interesting in its entire running time.

The characters are all cardboard-thin, save for the protagonist whose loneliness and eccentricity is apparent yet inaccessible. Believe me, I tried to feel some sort of emotional connection with him, but never achieved much except a strong yearning to fast forward the film through conversations that initially felt pointless and ultimately proved to be so. If Campos can take his skills of plot-structuring and possibly add more dialog to further reveal other aspects of his characters, then I strongly believe he has the potential to make an excellent film, but I just found this one to be an inaccessible drag.

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