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A VERY GOOD FILM
on 6 April 2011
I wish I had watched this film earlier. I've never been a huge fan of 80's teen movies and so passed this over as another of the 'Brat Pack' type films that were all the rage at that time but I was very wrong.
Beautifully filmed with vibrant colours and great acting especially from Christian Slater who reminded me of a young Jack Nicholson in this role this is a very dark comedy with a very serious message.
Yes it is a little 'over the top' sometimes (but I think that adds to the film) and it could now be seen as dated (especially looking at the fashions worn) this still carries the same message in 2011 as it did in the 80's.
Perhaps it resonated with me more because, although my dreary UK school in the late 70's and early 80's looked nothing like this, I was badly bullied and was a bit of an outsider.
The film does run out of steam a little at the end and doesn't quite deliver the finale you want but I was still suitably impressed. Definitely worth it.