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Generation Um... (2012)

R | | Drama | 28 May 2013 (USA)
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Three adults during a single day in New York City, one filled with sex, drugs, and indecision.

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Mark Mann

Writer:

Mark Mann (screenplay)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Keanu Reeves ... John
Bojana Novakovic ... Violet
Adelaide Clemens ... Mia
Sarita Choudhury ... Lily
Daniel Sunjata ... Charles
Jake Hoffman ... Rob
Michael Nathanson ... Bachelor Party Guy
Ashley Austin Morris ... Girl Date
Karen Olivo ... Carrie Hines
Landon Beard Landon Beard ... Mr. Big
Ivan Martin ... Bobby
Uzimann ... Neighborhood Guy (as Naeem Uzimann)
Angie Martinez ... Lizzy
Stephanie DiMaggio ... Subway Girl
Gurdeep Singh ... Prashant
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Storyline

"Generation Um..." follows a day in the life of John and his two beautiful cohorts as they live life on the fringe, immersed in sex, drugs and indecision. As they navigate their daily routine of bars, crowds and New York City living, they embark on a path of self-discovery. Written by Anonymous

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To survive you must discover who you are. Or not...

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ektos orion See more »

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Budget:

$1,700,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Quotes

John: You just get to a point where your disappointment in yourself becomes so much bigger than your parent's disappointment in you.
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My Song
Written by Riliwan Salam "Ril Good", Philip Gomes "Rated PG", & Brandon Smith "B-Smith"
Composed & Performed by Riliwan Salam "Ril Good", Philip Gomes "Rated PG", & Brandon Smith "B-Smith"
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It's complicated
10 April 2013 | by KentarionSee all my reviews

I really didn't want to watch this movie. The low rating is an absolute no go. But thanks to some user comments i saw a potential.

I'm happy that i took the chance. It's a movie about life in a certain age - my age. Maybe thats the the reason i liked the movie. It was true. I had a good feeling watching it. I didn't always like the way the camera was moving, but in the end it gave the movie an innocent touch.

This movie takes you into the life of some people you get to know just a little bit. it's like going to a party and listening to other peoples conversations without yourself interrupting. It's a pure view of the world in the eyes of John, Mia and Violet. It's so pure you see their skin 'unphotoshopped' and thats refreshing.

I often feel being betrayed or lied about how things look like, how people look like or how locations, bars, streets look like. All the lights, all the make up, all the color boosts... sometimes its just too much.

To view a movie about kind of a real life story - it's a nice idea to do that with real faces, real streets, real situations. And with that comes no explosion, no special close up event, no beautiful candle light sex scene... etc..

That said, this movie is definitively underrated. If you like Lost in Translation or Vicky Christina Barcelona - you may like this movie too. Just don't expect beautiful colors, perfect romance or a Hollywood type movie in general.


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