Yes the one everybody was talking about, for about five minutes anyway, as always hype often leads to disappointment and some certainly felt that way. It has taken me a while to get to see it, but I am glad that I did.
This is about Smith (Thomas Dekker), he hangs out at college with his lesbian, best friend Stella (Haley Bennett) who has more one liners than a night club comedian. He starts to have seemingly real dreams and surreal dreams that start to be portentous. He also has the hots for his surf, dude room mate Thor (Chris Zylka) who is boringly straight despite an over zealous attitude to self preening and finding most things in life to be `rad'.
We also have his mom involved with a seemingly sub plot and his dead father having some strange predilections and a liking of animal masks. As things become stranger the dreams intermingle with reality and get very complicated very quickly.
This has been billed as a sort of gay comedy, sci fi, horror movie. It has one gay guy and a lesbian, a lot of clever humour and a touch of sureality that could be seen as sci fi, and I did not find it horrific at all. It is a fast paced, often funny, quite stylish thriller but for all the contradictions it really works.
It is aimed at the younger theatre going public and has a run time of 86 minutes, but most of those are well used, there are some sexy moments but this is not one of those `top shelf' productions that you would need to hide when the Maiden Aunt came to call. It is well made, filmed, acted and paced and no matter what age you are you should find something to hold your interest. Dekker is particularly good, but Haley Bennett definitely gets all the best lines especially with her bunny boiler, witch girlfriend, recommended.