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dionysus67's rating of the film Paranoid Park

Could have been an insightful and melancholic portrait -as it clearly intended to be- of the teenage mind-set and subcultures, yet it lets itself down through unfortunate decisions on narrativity. Both the slow-motion shots, the grainy, as if of documentary footage, sequences plus the musical ironies fail to add to what the paucity of the teenagers aims to reveal. Some fine moments on moral empathy do not suffice.