Set in the dull suburbs of Southern California, a motivated, artistic high school student, Elise Henderson, finds her life torn apart after falling in with suspicious social butterfly, ...
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Set in the dull suburbs of Southern California, a motivated, artistic high school student, Elise Henderson, finds her life torn apart after falling in with suspicious social butterfly, Alianna Thompson. The film explores pressures of modern day teenage hood including social status, drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and sex, all of which are chronicled on social media.
To execute drug usage, the filmmakers used e-cigarettes, oregano, and powdered sugar. However, actual pipes and rolling papers were on set. See more »
In an early party scene, Charlotte is clearly seen slipping through the front door unnoticed when the police arrive. However, later, it is revealed she is in custody in the police station with no explanation as to when she was caught. See more »
The credits state the film was "shot on location," despite being set in the fictional town of Raybourough, and being filmed in Santa Rosa and Petaluma, CA. See more »
First of all I have to say congratulations to everyone involved this movie is very impressive especially considering the fact that it is almost entirely student made. I enjoyed this movie but it is definitely not without its flaws. The acting is excellent especially among the main characters. Though the mom character becomes annoying as the movie progresses and I began to tune out whenever she came up on screen.
It is very well shot but I did not understand the significance of the shoes in the film. There are many shots of people's feet and shoes hanging from a wire and they seem to have no significance to the overarching story line of the film. The editing in this movie is very well done the way shots are cut together in quick succession is excellent. The sound was uneven at times in the film and I don't know if that was because the film is student made but it was distracting. The short time lapses in the film were very jarring and unnecessary, they added nothing to the film and only served a purpose as a semi-show offy stylistic choice. The film does have a very important message about peer pressure and societal expectations but it is slightly too blunt with its message.
Overall this movie gets a 7.8/10 because it is well made and well acted but it definitely becomes annoying towards the end as it states its message too much.
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