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Wasted on the Young (2010)

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When a high school party goes dangerously off the rails, one teenager finds that revenge is just a computer click away.

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Ben C. Lucas

Writer:

Ben C. Lucas
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Credited cast:
Oliver Ackland ... Darren
Adelaide Clemens ... Xandrie
Alex Russell ... Zack
Patrick Cullen ... Shay
Rhondda Findleton ... Cassandra
Georgina Haig ... Simone
Geraldine Hakewill ... Ella
T.J. Power ... Brook (as TJ Power)
Tom Stokes ... Jonathan
Kym Thorne Kym Thorne ... Karenn
Daniel Buckle Daniel Buckle ... Boy 1
Nathan Coenen ... Young Boy
Alistair Cooke ... Party Goer 1
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lisa Bennet Lisa Bennet ... Cyber Bully
Aisling Rose McGrogan Aisling Rose McGrogan ... Cheerleader (as Aisling McGrogan)
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When a high school party goes dangerously off the rails, one teenager finds that revenge is just a computer click away.

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It's all over, before you know it See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, disturbing behavior, language, drug use, drinking, and brief graphic nudity - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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There are no adults seen in this entire film. Most likely to contribute to how much freedom the teenagers already have. See more »

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Die Slow
Written and Performed by Health (as HEALTH)
© Health and Lovepump United, 2009
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The ultimate 5
26 June 2013 | by cppguySee all my reviews

I found it tough to rate this movie. First off, the acting and cinematography are great. The plot idea is superb. There are some great political and social overtones. (Kudos to the reviewer who said this was "Lord of the Flies meets Facebook." That's a great analogy.) It's clear that this is a "Peanuts" world where adults are out there somewhere, but can't be seen or heard. However, if the writers wanted to go that direction, they can't create a world with adults that's totally without them. In Golding's vision, the adults were simply not present. In this world, the adults are there, but totally inert. This ruins the movie in a few ways. I won't give away plot elements here, but there's a fight in the film. It's preceded by a chase through library, halls, classrooms, etc. and students pour out of those rooms. The fight continues unabated until one of the protagonists is defeated and hauled off. Yet no teacher intervenes when students abandon classrooms; nobody appears to halt the fight, help the injured or otherwise restore order. This is rubbish and the plot point could have been written many other ways to accomplish the same purpose.

I'm not giving a rating below 5 because it's not that bad. However, the basic plot and social situations exploited in this film had huge potential... potential I'd have given a 9-10 rating for... yet somehow flopped. Maybe in 10-20 years someone will give another go at this plot. In the meantime, only watch it if your current string of movies-to-see lacks better rated movies.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 2013 (USA) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$53,844
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WBMC See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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