Dead Cool (2005)
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Not a bad movie at all, but not very funny either. Rosanna Arquette is great, but her role was rather confusing. In several scenes, she spoke into the camera as if she were filming a documentary but for the remaining scenes she was a character in the story.
It's a typical tale of extended families: David's father is killed at the ripe old age of 32, when David is only 10. For the next 7 years, his father 'visits' him, asking questions on how his mother is doing. When his mother find a new boyfriend, David's father encourages David to hate his mom's beau and plot revenge.
The teen angst overwhelms the movie in many places as David, his mother and little brother George move in with Mark and his two equally dysfunctional daughters.
It's worth a rent.
I forgot to mention that David Cohen uses the 'once-obsolete' technique of having the crew's shadows included in the scene as in the best movie of all time, Friday the 13th, Part VII: New Blood. Remember how effective it was in that movie? I thought it was an artistic touch, which had been abandoned in this modern age of editing! But David Cohen shows why he is directing movies!
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