Archie's Final Project (2011)
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Parts neatly capture teenage angst and parts have a sharp documentary flavor.
Introduces one more gratingly solipsistic, absurdly precocious movie adolescent to test our boundaries for empathy.
Audience Reviews for Archie's Final Project
Archie's Final Project is one of the more realistic films that looks at suicide I've seen, that will turn some people away and it's not a film for everyone, I'm sure some would hate it but they shouldn't. Archie who is played by a solid Gabriel Sunday is an average high schooler, while not overly picked on or depressed he is just lost, has no close friends and is sick of all the bullshit. One day he declares for a class project that he is going to film himself committing suicide. With the cops arrival to take him away for a psychiatric evaluation, the whole school notices him, including his dream girl since freshman year, Sierra Silver (the beautiful Brooke Nevin). Sierra who hides behind a smile of massacre turns out to be more of a kindred spirit than he would have ever guessed. While a hyperactive film full of Archie's handheld camera work, rotoscope animation, and his impressions from the films he loves (including a descent Christopher Walken from Deer Hunter), Final Project captures a realistic glimps of a lost teenager who most decide to stay alive and dream his dreams or go through with his project and encounter the last time he will ever go to sleep. Grade: B.
Between a 5/10 and 6/10, the premise sounds promising but its execution (no pun intended) is grating.
Archie's Final Project Quotes
|Archie Williams:||Don't judge me, because it's jugement that defeats us all.|
|Sierra:||Whats your worst memory?|
|Archie Williams:||I guess it's that I have no memories. No wins, loses, or big tragedies. I'm just kind of here.|
|Sierra:||So your going to kill yourself because life's too easy?|
|Archie Williams:||There's just so much of everything, so nothing has any meaning. So what's the point?|
|Archie Williams:||Hell hath no fury like a horny teen with no outlet.|
|Archie Williams:||I was programed to behave the American dream.|
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