Friday, September 5, 2008

The Wackness

Distinctive direction, amusing performances, an appropriately lazy, hazy, retro feel, aaaaand... that's about it.

Apparently, Levine was either too lazy to aim higher or had chronically underachieved for the entire 100 minutes, which consists of him dabbling and clumping bits and pieces of stuff-that-matters (family dysfunction, drug addiction, depression, suicide) with stuff-that-doesn't-matter (musical references, faux-philosophy, high school), and turning them into one large, clunky, and (usually) underplayed joke.

Ultimately a frustrating film that delivers a couple laughs, but not much else.

The Wackness: 4/10

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