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Dance Party, USA (2006)

Jessica and Gus, two apathetic teenagers, drift aimlessly from one day to the next until they meet each other. They make a tenuous and fleeting connection when Gus confides in Jessica about his dark past.

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Credited cast:
Cole Pensinger Cole Pensinger ... Gus
Anna Kavan Anna Kavan ... Jessica
Ryan White Ryan White ... Bill
Sarah Bing Sarah Bing ... Christie
Natalie Buller Natalie Buller ... Kate
Brendan McFadden ... Andy
Chad Hartigan ... Sam
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lorraine Bahr Lorraine Bahr ... Mom
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Jessica and Gus, two apathetic teenagers, drift aimlessly from one day to the next until they meet each other. They make a tenuous and fleeting connection when Gus confides in Jessica about his dark past.

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12 March 2006 (USA) See more »

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Portland, Oregon, USA

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$3,000 (estimated)
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a wonderful surprise
24 June 2008 | by narrowfilmSee all my reviews

for all its flaws, and there are quite a few (as to be expected from such a low budget, first time feature), i was rather moved by this film. what i liked about it - and what i thought set it apart from "typical" mumblecore movies - was that it was actually about something; namely, the exploration of a certain type of person. you know him, or you've seen him at parties, the guy who loudly professes his conquests, bragging about the girls he's slept with. in this film, you discover that his behavior is actually a front for his insecurity. when i saw the film, i was actually shocked that this guy, gus, was going to be the main character. in mainstream films, he's the loudmouth friend that is always relegated to supporting roles. not so here. and, by the end, we come to understand and perhaps even sympathize with him, knowing that he's taken the first small steps toward a different life.


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