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Mad World (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama | 29 August 2010 (USA)
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Will is a misfit who can't catch a break: he's terrorized by his psychotic father at home and taunted by his peers at school. His only solace comes from three classmates who face similar ... See full summary »

Director:

Cory Cataldo

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Cory Cataldo
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Credited cast:
Gary Cairns ... Cory
Dylan Booth ... Will Balog (as Dylan Vigus)
Matthew Thompson ... John Bunch
James Lee Martinec James Lee Martinec ... Jevon Morrison (as James Lee)
Chad Mountain ... Tim
Jerry G. Angelo ... Steve Harrison
Kelly Musson Kelly Musson ... Heather
Barry Ratcliffe ... Mr. Bunch (as Barry J. Ratcliffe)
Eugenia Care ... Mrs. Bunch
David Huynh ... Chris
David Dortch David Dortch ... Dameon
David Alan Graf ... Mr. Buchanon
Terrell Byrd Terrell Byrd ... Quentin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Parker Baltimore Parker Baltimore ... High School News Broadcaster
Mercy Baron ... Mrs. James (as Mercy)
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Will is a misfit who can't catch a break: he's terrorized by his psychotic father at home and taunted by his peers at school. His only solace comes from three classmates who face similar abuse. Without guidance or a sense of purpose, the four friends spend their days getting high and commiserating until they reach a breaking point. With nothing to lose and no escape from the onslaught of ridicule, they decide to unleash their mean streaks in a whirlwind of pranks, partying and -ultimately - destruction. A delirious black comedy, Mad World is a nightmarish, drugged-out vision of growing up in conservative America. Cory Cataldo's directorial debut takes audiences to shocking depths in order to make a bold statement about living in a society where those with the least amount of sanity seem to hold the most power. Written by PH

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The Hurt is Coming

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Drama

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Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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29 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Canyon Country, California, USA See more »

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$50,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Quotes

Cory: I'm fucking sorry, man.
Jevon Morrison: Fuck your fucking sorry! My life is over!
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Lirpa
Written by Adrian Finch
Performed by Night Moves Gold
Courtesy of Night Moves Gold
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Really Interesting and the opposite of fun, but moving

I had the privilege of checking out this movie at the Beverly Hills Film & TV Festival and was pleasantly surprised by how good this low budget Indy was. Being in LA a lot, I get a chance to go to a fair amount of "unknown cinema" and many times I am let down by filmmakers trying to much. "Mad World" was the exact opposite. The film has a very strong message about teen bullying and school shootings yet it somehow managed to be artistic and like a really good after school special all at the same time. I don't want to spoil it, but this film does have some very dark and had to watch scenes, so if you can't take that sort of stuff, stay away, but if you can step back from the horror, I really feel like you find beauty in the very un-beautiful world the filmmakers set up. I laughed at the beginning, though I must admit I thought the flick would be campy, and cried at the end. After the Q & A, I knew that the beginning was there, to make the end feel worse and I loved that and this film. When or if it comes out, A MUST SEE.


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