Wasted on the Young
Ben C. Lucas
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Zack (Alex Russell), a member of the cool clique and Darren (Oliver Ackland), a geeky kid are step brothers who occupy opposite ends of the school hierarchy. Bullied by the cool kids, Darren finds himself forced to act when his tormentors go too far by drugging and assaulting his best friend Xandrie (Adelaide Clemens). After being left for dead in the middle of nowhere, Xandrie suddenly makes a surprise return to school that sets off a chain reaction of events. What begins as the devastation and implosion of Xandrie’s world soon threatens to trigger the implosion of the whole social hierarchy as Zack tries to manipulate the facts of that night and Darren sets off to disillusion the masses that put Zack on his elitist pedestal in the first place.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 20
- Fresh: 12
- Rotten: 8
- Average Rating: 5.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Ben C. Lucas shows his natural cinematic talents from the start, using ingredients to establish the world of social networking as a key element in the film
Fresh: Stylistically striking and featuring a clutch of stunning performances from emerging local talent, this is a remarkable achievement sure to generate discussion.
Rotten: Its post-production pretension and undercooked script is far better suited to...underground film events, where a crowd more forgiving of genre cliches and film school posing may draw some pleasure from its underlying nastiness.
Rotten: Visually impressive, but the script needed a big angry red pen taken to it. Oh, and does every character need to shuffle around like they're in a My Chemical Romance video clip?
I caught this at SXSW a couple years back and remember really liking it. Very stylistic and makes some interesting points. Well worth checking out.