Young & Wild Reviews
July 9, 2013
Growing up is hard. Harder still when ones hormones are raging and ones parents are fervent evangelical Christians in Chile and everything around you tries to force you into the mold that doesn't quite fit. Daniela's outlet is a blog she hosts in which she writes about her escapades and her followers contribute their thoughts. What a messed up family, and Daniela is determined to go her own way, finding an ally in her aunt who is dying of cancer and seems able to deflect Daniela's mother from her more draconian pronouncements. Strong characters and an interesting take on the coming of age chestnut made this an enjoyable diversion. A few plot holes, but nothing critical.
April 20, 2012
Best soundtrack ever!
|Mario Enrique T||
December 4, 2012
This film has a plot that have you know watching TV watching the movie, they are also living things teenage girls and the problems that brings this period of life.
November 25, 2012
Typical coming-of-age story with a nice twist, Joven Y Alocada is a film about a young Christian girl who finds herself longing for the rebellion that youth usually craves. She creates a blog, named after the film's title, meaning Young and Wild, and carries out her mischievous adventures through them, with a sea of fans commenting and discussing as many would on a blog today. The context within, single handedly levels out a ¬†heterosexual love affair, a lesbian love affair, pent up sexual frustration, partying & working, all the while dealing with her mother who's fed up with her bad behavior. Like many youngsters, when she's had all the cake she can eat, she realizes that maybe she should devote herself back to God. She's had all she can have and now she can give herself up to the Supreme being but even in the end, she leaves the question open...leaving you wondering whether devoted followers have doubts somewhere in the back of their minds that they continue to push away. It's a film about conformists and the rebellious, righteousness and sin, light and dark and how in one's adolescence, the lines can blur and that surely can't be a bad thing. It was cleverly written and gorgeously shot and edited with fun type-ups on screen and pink story boards to connect like stories in the Bible. A great film!
July 13, 2012
very engaging and pretty blunt. you would come across things that have happened to you during your adolescence.
February 12, 2012
Joven y alocada (Young & Wild, 2012)
Young & Wild is a racy film about an outspoken 17-year-old Chilean girl and her blog. This movie had quite a bit of ‚buzz‚? during Sundance due to its sexual content.
In terms of the movie, the protagonist writes about her sexual desires and escapades, going into detail on the conflict she experiences between her love for a man and a woman. Yes, the issue here is ‚love‚? which is explicitly stated in the movie, but it was interesting how people only picked up on the sexual parts of her experience (of which, granted, there were many). The film also reflects on the Christian evangelical side of her family life that directly conflicts with her love and sex life, especially as it is manifested in her conflicting relationship with her overbearing mother. She has a difficult, at times violent, relationship with her mom and a great relationship with her aunt who has cancer, which adds to her inner conflict as she reflects on the injustices of life.
This story was graphic and some people have seen it as porno-graphic but the movie seemed honest and more importantly, unapologetic. The girl‚(TM)s journey was obviously difficult but I found that there was a redeeming quality in her willingness to share this story with the rest of the world. Heck, the girl who served as inspiration for the movie was brave enough to answer questions after the screening along with the lead actor and director. For me, this movie was less gratuitous and more expressive, less sexual and more sentimental. There is something there beyond the (many) body parts shown on screen.
I should also say, the subtitles were fantastic, faithfully capturing the essence of Chilean wit and humor (as much as this is possible across cultural and language barriers).