Bonnie Wells-hlinomaz

Bonnie Wells-hlinomaz

Bonnie Wells-hlinomaz Quick Links

Film RSS

Stateside Review


Weak
Stateside is interesting, for awhile, in the way that it fractures and places together pieces of several youth-movie subgenres. We have here, at various points, Rich Kid Makes Good; Opposed Young Love; Gaining Character in Grueling Boot Camp; and, most dubious of all, Mental Illness Romance. Starring in all of these mini-movies are Jonathan Tucker as Mark DeLoach, rich kid sent to the U.S. Marines in lieu of jail time for a DWI; and Rachael Leigh Cook as Dori Lawrence, schizophrenic star of stage and screen.

This sounds ridiculous, and sometimes it is -- when this mash-up isn't telling an engagingly off-kilter story with clever and/or strange details. For example, when Mark keeps a '40s-style pin-up in his Marine locker, there's a weird joke in the fact that the poster actually is the girl waiting for him back home. And that it's actually the '80s (you can tell because, like seemingly all quasi-hip characters in a sensitive youth-driven indie movie, everyone is constantly going to see The Evil Dead in theaters).

Continue reading: Stateside Review

Bonnie Wells-hlinomaz

Bonnie Wells-hlinomaz Quick Links

Film RSS
Advertisement

Occupation

Filmmaker


Advertisement
Yoko Ono To Receive Songwriting Credit For John Lennon's 'Imagine'

Yoko Ono To Receive Songwriting Credit For John Lennon's 'Imagine'

Ono is to receive a credit for co-writing 'Imagine', 46 years after it was released.

Steve Earle: Noel Gallagher Is 'Most Overrated Songwriter Ever'

Steve Earle: Noel Gallagher Is 'Most Overrated Songwriter Ever'

Famous rocker Steve Earle has calls Noel Gallagher ''the most overrated songwriter ever'' and praised Damon Albarn.

Advertisement

Bonnie Wells-Hlinomaz Movies

Stateside Movie Review

Stateside Movie Review

Stateside is interesting, for awhile, in the way that it fractures and places together pieces...

Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.