The story of a group of British teens who are trying to grow up and find love and happiness despite questionable parenting and teachers who more want to be friends (and lovers) rather than authority figures.
Emilia Clarke stars in this heartfelt coming-of-age story about a wannabe rock band in Manchester who hatch a plan to hand-deliver their demo tape to their idols, The Stone Roses, at the band's impending gig at Spike Island.
When the signal hit electricity ceased and everyone became 'Statics'. They stand frozen, ears torn from their heads, eyes white, screaming silently. They respond violently to sound, ... See full summary »
A special ten minute episode begins with the group getting stoned in the country and discussing the seventeenth century political group the Diggers. After this yet another party is planned,... See full summary »
As the opening credits rolled, our teenage 'anti-hero' gives us a monologue to set the scene about how he's waiting to hear whether he's got into university and all the things he hates during the early nineties. I actually found myself laughing quite a lot and looking forward to what followed. However, what followed didn't really live up to its opening.
First of all, it may be set in the early nineties, but it didn't really feel very early nineties at all stick an iphone or two in the film and it would simply be set in the present day. We soon meet the cast three young lads who don't feel like they confirm to the 'norms' of society and we follow them on their various adventures over the next couple of weeks. Unfortunately, their 'adventures' don't really take them that far. They just kind of drift from one situation to another with little in the way of story to tie it all together. You have the obligatory attempt to score drugs. The fabled party which they simply MUST attend and the seemingly unobtainable love interest that the hero is besotted with.
There are a few funny moments dotted along here and there, but many of the scenes seemed like they were trying a bit too hard to be terribly over-the-top and outrageous. The trouble is... if you like teenagers behaving badly then you've probably already seen American Pie or, if you're only into the British version, The Inbetweeners. Bother of these franchises are massively better than 'We Are the Freaks' and, just because the latter tries to film itself all stylish (ala 'Trainspotting') doesn't really make it worth watching.
It's okay, but you'll probably be better off watching Pie/Inbetweeners.
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