Dance Party USA (2006)
Average Rating: 6.8/10
Reviews Counted: 7
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 1
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Critic Reviews: 2
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 1
Average Rating: 3.3/5
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An apathetic seventeen-year old shares a dark secret that causes his aimless new friend to immediately sever ties in director Aaron Katz's talky teen drama. Gus spends most of his time relating self-indulgent tales of sexual conquests and drug fueled frenzies to his best friend Bill. Jessica seems to be drifting away from most of her friends, and lately things have gotten so bad that she isn't even speaking with her one-time best-friend Christie. Every Fourth of July all the kids gather at
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A pair of disaffected 17-year-olds are nudged toward adulthood in a movie that favors natural drift over artificial drama.
Given the obvious financial restraints (the total budget was $3,000), maybe Dance Party should have been a dynamite short.
captures with apparent effortlessness the tongue-tied self-consciousness and dreamy disorientation that growing up entails.
Dance Party, USA is part of a new direction for independent film: homemade movies that feel more personal than communitarian and, as a result, seem less moralizing and dogmatic than the familiar, tired Sundance model.
A film of easy set ups and resolutions, Dance Party, USA is best when observing how crisis is metabolized.
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