At fifteen, David and his two buddies are the youngest members of the Boston Aquarium Society. The three make their way to a monthly meeting at the New England Aquarium, but David has a secret he is reluctant to share.
Jeremy Allen White,
Three Texas teens hope to make a break for it and escape their dead-end existence in a cotton-mill town but get sucked into the seedy underbelly of organized crime when one of them steals from the wrong man.
Jeremy Allen White
An audience favorite at festivals worldwide, The Speed of Life is about a NYC kid who steals video cameras from tourists. He and his friends skip school, camp on rooftops, and dream of being in the Olympics. But they must also deal with grown ups. Wavering between fantasy and the harsh reality of NYC, they soon discover not all tourists are happy and cameras can indeed fly. Even if people cannot.
I'm glad I didn't pay to see this stinker. I'm not sure what was worst the script (hello, intercity kids don't talk that way), the direction (the actors seem to be reading their lines from cards) or the actors (all amateur hour at best). I didn't care at all about the characters and couldn't wait for it to be over. How many of these films are they going to make that recycle the same themes we have seen hundreds of times: good hearted criminal youth trying to escape the ghetto, law enforcement who hate everyone they deal with, stereotypical tourists and elderly people with mental delusions. Hollywood better wise up because we the audience have had enough of this same-old same-old cookie cutter ideas.
Avoid at all costs.
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