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About the Movie
Someone is killing beautiful young hipsters in East L.A. But while the bloody trail is cold for the super-apathetic detectives, Charlie, a crime scene cleaner with a penchant for Sherlockian deduction, begins finding some unusual clues in the demo CDs of indie bands left behind at the murder sites which he shares with two out-of-luck filmmakers turned crime scene videographers. Problem is nobody is really sure that Charlie isn't the serial killer. Meanwhile, the dead hipsters are piling up like pancakes in thrift-store flannel, there's a rival Danish film crew, and on top of everything else, it looks like the killer is now making an experimental film of his own. Simple, not really, but then murder never is. Features local acts from Eastside Los Angeles and around the globe - The Airborne Toxic Event, Le Switch, Wallpaper, The Franks, Barr, Tobacco, The Sonics, The Irish Goodbye, Her Space Holiday, The Cribs, Gavin Castleton.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 7
- Fresh: 3
- Rotten: 4
- Average Rating: 4.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: The writer-director Todd Berger parades his stylistic chops with his self-satisfied, verite-ish comedy "The Scenesters," a tepid show-business satire.
Fresh: Audiences will shrug at the mystery's solution but likely will be eager to see what Berger & Co. do next.
Rotten: This jumbled satirical mystery is too pleased with itself for its own good.
Give it a Chance
I saw this at the New Orleans Film Festival the fall of 2009 and loved it. I had the chance to meet the creators and still have their button pinned to my sweater. It's funny and different, don't take it to seriously, it wasn't meant to be viewed that way. Just enjoy it for what it is; Four guys making a movie and it will be the best one you've seen in a while.
Good Indie Comedy
Good script. Thoughtful performances. An ambitious project for an indie film and they pulled it off in spades. Much funnier than most comedies in the iTunes top ten. What are you going to watch instead, Date Night? I would love to see more stuff from the Vacationeers. Thumb up, +1, Recommend.
Terrible! A waste of time and money.