Since I reviewed SLC Punk last night, i might as well review that other punk movie.
Suburbia kicks ass cause it sucks. It is B-movie garbage with horrible acting, but it has qualities which I love in film...Any movie where a kid gets killed gets points from me. That classic moment aside, there's nothing much else to be had here, except for some pretty cool live performances (D.I., TSOL and The Vandals) and some laughably horrendous acting.
It is really cool though that director Spheeris decided to give the roles to real kids involved in the subculture instead of actors playing punks (except for one, I believe). This gives the film a certain authenticity that is usually only reserved for certain documentaries. "Suburbia" is the only narrative film that could really be called a true punk movie...
Any way you look at it though, this is a bad and sadly broken film, although I wasn't expecting any greatness or "oh my gawd!" effect. It's just bad for all the good reasons and is certainly a film that I can go back to again and again for years to come.
On another note, Rob Rotten's pseudo-remake porn entitled "Little Runaway" is actually a better movie. And not just because of the nudity and hardcore whoopee. The acting is better. Seriously, it is. Anyways...
"Suburbia" is a good bad movie. I highly recommend it.
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