Jake Darcy, a down on his luck Private detective takes on a job looking for a missing girl. Jake stumbles upon a murder scene and rescues a femme fatale. Drawn into a deadly intrigue, Jake ... See full summary »
The story of young girl in 1965 raised in a strict, oppressive household who just wants to be a dancer, live her life, break free from the rules and chase her dreams. On the last night of Summer, before her life is about to change, her best friend coaxes her out for an unforgettable night of fun. The story follows her and the bad boy greaser on one crazy Summer night in 1965 as they try new things and live a night they will never forget. A story of love, emotions, hope, dreams, rebellion, courage and teenage romance set against the backdrop of the early 1960's. Written by
I had a chance to watch this when it played in Portland Hollywood Theater. I only went because I like to support local cinema. Crimson and Clover, however it's hardly what I even slightly classify cinema".
It was a plot less movie thrown together by a teenager who had no idea what the 60s felt or looked like. Every single character felt like a cardboard cut out, specially the dad - who was like a psychopath they hired on the spot to fill the role, but later realized he was insane and decided to leave him out the rest of the movie.
The main character (who was also the director, I might add), literally thinks he is the next Tom Cruise. He tried in every aspect of his performance to mixed a strange and dysfunctional hybrid with every actor he thought was cool. In the end he just looked ridiculous. He wrote a scene where he made out with the main actress for 5 minutes. It was PAINFUL.
The whole movie screamed of his pretentiousness, like the director knew it was going to be a modern classic. Even at the premier, he was so sure of himself. But every single person left feeling like they just wasted their time. I even spoke to people outside, and everyone was pretty much in shock and not sure how to break it to Isaac.
This movie is bad on every single level. The cinematography looks like it was shot on an iPhone3, the editing was like they just threw the footage on the timeline and called it good, the acting is wooden, and most of all the story is as thin as it gets. It's a guy getting a girl to smoke weed, and then a day later she rebels against society... right. Because that's exactly how it all works.
My biggest complaint is is the setting. If you're going to make a movie set in the 60s.... MAKE A MOVIE SET IN THE 60S. They clearly had a low budget, which I understand. But nothing looked period in anyway. If you're going make your first feature, do something that you don't have to go low-budget about. Why choose a period piece when you clearly don't have the means to replicate it?
I give this movie a 2. I know harsh, and I understand a kid made this, and it was his first film. But I'm treating it like I would any other movie. And this one is bottom of the barrel.
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