Mouth to Mouth (2004)
Average Rating: 5.2/10
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Average Rating: 3.6/10
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A disillusioned young girl looking to carve her own path in life and live on her own terms hits the road with a volatile collection of radical revolutionaries in director Alison Murray's uncompromising coming-of-age road film. Sherry (Ellen Page) is a teenage contradiction of sorts; she wants to be accepted but she doesn't want to sacrifice her fierce individualism. When Sherry meets up with SPARKS (Street People Armed with Radical Knowledge) and decides to join the curious group of
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Murray becomes less and less sure of where things are heading or what it is she is trying to get at, such that the last few reels feel perfunctory and unengaged.
Suffers from disjointed storytelling and myriad other problems, including a bizarre reliance on modern dance sequences to interrupt the action.
Alison Murray's chaotic, semiautobiographical account of a teenage girl's misadventures in a traveling cult, occupies its own stylistic niche: the movie as acid flashback.
Like the homeless kids at its center, Alison Murray's feature debut is passionate, angry and suffering from a serious lack of discipline.
An uneven, occasionally vivid, ultimately unsatisfactory treatment of themes that should've packed more punch.
A gritty, original, and visceral film about a cult's romantic hold on a vulnerable girl...
The film's subject matter is far from enjoyable, and, in the absence of anything fresh in its perspective, it's hard to imagine who would want to endure it.
Murray, making her feature debut as a writer and director, left home when she was 15, and her firsthand experience with hard truths gives the movie a raw authority.
Despite its contemporary stylistic flourishes (including several disparate dance sequences choreographed by director Alison Murray, previously a music video helmer), Mouth to Mouth is pretty ordinary.
so threadbare in offering character motivations and background that it hobbles the performances
A clear-eyed look at the pleasures and price of abandoning conventional mores for experimental lifestyles.
Wightman's gradual change from liberated mom to moonie is one of the scariest performances of the year.
About willfully homeless street youth and their programmed need for community and belonging, but the film's unintentional ramifications dig deeper.
Page has the looks and the internal landscape to provide an awkward plot with the emotional hook to hang on to. This supernova in the making can carry a movie.
An anti-cult cautionary tale directed at impressionable kids in jeopardy of joining shirtless hunks on European excursions marked by chanting, eating out of dumpsters, and psychological warfare.
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