Strange turn for director Cantet finding him working in English adapting the Oates' novel in this Canadian shot film. Locations capture the fifties set period but unfortunately the casting does not. Marred by miscasting most of the young ladies especially key part 'Legs' played here by Raven Adamson. Song score by Timber Timbre is more enjoyable than the film. Overlong and just not very engaging.
Anything to do with rebels and gangs hold's me right in but this lacks a certain power that's not something you're already expecting. I wouldn't say it's a waste of time, it's rather enjoyable (the music is amazing. I haven't heard Timber Timbre in anything before so that's a breath of fresh air for me) but it doesn't pull you in which is sadly disappointing for a Cantet film.