Smithereens tells the story of Wren, a 19-year-old girl from New Jersey who comes to New York City with a dream of making it big in the world of rock music—despite the fact that she can’t sing, play an instrument or write songs.
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35mm. Cronenberg once said something to the effect of "It doesn't matter if a character is 'likeable' or not, as long as that character is interesting." Nobody in this film is likeable but in a way that's what makes the film interesting as a critique of a specific time and place.
an honest exploration of a narcissistic woman in new york. it's raw and unapologetic in it's unlikeable characters and if you have no care for them whatsoever, you'll probably find it a challenging watch. and it is to an extent, but one so true to its vision and it's exploration of it's complex characters that i found myself constantly intrigued by what other shitty decisions they were going to make.
Not very good. Definitely a first feature. Maybe it's more influential then It seems but to me it's just a low budget meandering mess with a highly unlikeable central character. Richard hell looks good but can't act. Always love the the 80s aesthetic and old east village NYC.