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Little Athens (2006)

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The Darwinian plight of a small Arizona town's youthful but aimless population leads to a series of strange confrontations in Lansdown director Tom Zuber's slacker-themed slice of life. While trim-and-tidy outward appearances give Little Athens the illusion of calm tranquility, a look at the life of the post-high school populace struggling to make ends meet betrays first impressions. Over the course of 24 hours, a revealing look at the population of Little Athens reveals a paranoid EMS worker named Heather (Erica Leerhsen), whose suspicions that her boyfriend is cheating drive her to drastic measures; a debt-ridden pizza delivery buy named Jimmy (John Patrick Amedori), who has turned to dealing drugs as a means of restoring his financial stability; an STD-infested teen whose boyfriend is itching for revenge; and a pair of pool-cleaning roommates (DJ Qualls and Jorge Garcia) whose fledgling business doesn't turn enough coin to cover the rent.
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R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre:
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Cast

Shawn Hatosy
as Carter
Erica Leerhsen
as Heather
Rachel Miner
as Allison
Tory Kittles
as Sinjin
Michael Peña
as Carlos
DJ Qualls
as Corey
Jill Ritchie
as Jessica
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Critic Reviews for Little Athens

All Critics (5)

Athens' biggest failing is not that its story is so commonplace and dull, but that its characters are so underdeveloped that it's difficult to tell them apart

November 20, 2006
Filmcritic.com

The danger of telling a story about people who are bored is that it might be boring.

Full Review… | June 30, 2005
EricDSnider.com

Much like its characters, the film is aimless and annoying, and doesn't end up anywhere interesting.

Full Review… | June 24, 2005
Las Vegas Weekly

Audience Reviews for Little Athens

Little Athens brings together in a single independent film more than a dozen young raising stars and has a great indie soundtrack, but is no more than an ordinary, unremarkable story about youngsters dealing with sex and drugs.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

110710. The preview made this movie seem like a good one to me. All that I can say is that I found this film slow, uninspiring and purposeless. Goes to show that if you take all the good clips from a movie, and splice them all together into a preview, you can really suck people in. Basically, this film displays how fragile life can be and how much risk we really take as young people, often without knowing it. It shows how shallow minded we are when we're young.

John Redshaw
John Redshaw
½

From I Think Films, and there movies are all pretty good. Bout you have to think. This one here captures the lives of 5 young people ages 15 -21 making there way through 24 hrs, there lives intersect at one point or another. Found Jorge Garcia to be a riot. Also found out that life for all of us, isn't so pleasant at one time or another. Sad ending. Without giving anything away. 3 1/2 stars on this one, its worth seeing no matter what age or place in life your are at.

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

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