The cross section between New York’s mean streets and its gentrified alcoves makes for potent social satire in Elizabeth Wood’s tough and exhilarating debut. Equipped with platinum blonde hair and a winning smile, college girl Leah (Morgan Saylor) seeks out pleasure in any form…
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Quite dissapointed with this film. I expected something close to KIDS or Dazed and Confused. The main character was just annoying, I didn't care much about the characters and it's because there wasn't enough scenes that give them personality / character progression. They just turned into another stereotype. It became hard to empathize with them unlike KIDS, Gummo,Thirteen, Spring Breakers... I could go on.
Seems like Wood was trying to make something like a Larry Clark film or Requiem For a Dream, but this lacks the style or punch of those. A lot of sex and drugs, albeit decently photographed, doesn't make for a great film (is snorting drugs off a penis supposed to be "edgy"?), and the message could have been delivered instantly and more succinctly if the title had been "Stoopid White Girl". 2.5 stars
2.5-. Quite well made, but this (hot) girl is so stupid and annoying, it's hard to feel sorry for her, or be empathic, we just want to slap her in the face (and #à0& her :x) ! Girl, you deserve your shit!
A knockout. Visceral, raw, and oh so real. Elizabeth Wood's delivers a startling drug fueled coming-of-age drama. The performances are stellar and while there is nothing we haven't already seen, Wood's voice come through loud and clear. Woods brilliantly shot the film anamorphically, and where most intimate dramas can't fill the frame, the canvas is always vibrating. Cannot wait to see what is next for Woods.