Scumrock (2004)

Scumrock

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Counterculture auteur Jon Moritsugu takes potshots at the San Francisco Bay Area underground rock community in this award-winning deadpan comedy. Wannabe filmmaker Miles (Kyp Malone) and aging rocker Roxxy (Amy Davis) are on the verge of becoming has-beens but refuse to give up the ghost without a good dose of public histrionics. Moritsugu's use of analog rather than digital media lends a gritty edge to his terrifically trashy satire.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Jon Moritsugu
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On DVD: Jan 1, 1998
Runtime:
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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

As fast and energetic as it is funny.

Full Review… | November 4, 2004
Los Angeles Times
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Will only rock the worlds of similarly youthful boho types on alt-cinema sideroutes.

Full Review… | November 4, 2004
Variety
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This is a quick-witted, smartly poignant effort from someone who's earned his indie cred and has hit upon a rich new vein for counterculture comedy: slacker desperation.

Full Review… | November 4, 2004
L.A. Weekly
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The characters in this video, denizens of the San Francisco art fringe, seem like they're heavily sedated.

Full Review… | March 17, 2004
Chicago Reader
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Gripping, strangely beautiful, and poignant.

Full Review… | March 16, 2004
Village Voice
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How wonderfully trashy.

Full Review… | November 5, 2004
E! Online

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