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Fantastic involving and thought provoking drama,
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This review is from: Paranoid Park [Blu-ray]  [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
Paranoid Park is right up with the best of Gus Van Sant's movies and is especially appreciable in Blu-Ray format. I love everything about it - including the grain of the small gauge film stock and the very carefully crafted surround soundscape, but especially the acting which is 100% convincing - and there's a good reason for that (watch the extra features).
It's a hard hitting story which I expect will be most relevant to youth, but there's a universal truth in that we naturally question if there's a limit to how responsible we need to be for our actions - especially if no good for anyone else can be done by confessing. Humans have a surprising capacity to rationalise and move on. A similar point is made in Woody Allen's "Crimes and Misdemeanors", but that's the only similarity between these two very fine films.
A must see for any fan of Gus Van Sant.