Bombay Beach

2011

Bombay Beach

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76%

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Reviews Counted: 38

78%
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AUDIENCE SCORE

78%
Average Rating: 3.9/5

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True to her roots as a photographer, video artist, and music video director, Alma Har'el crafts an adamantly atypical and artistically innovative film telling the story of of three protagonists: Benny Parrish, a young boy diagnosed with bipolar disorder whose troubled soul and vivid imagination create both suffering and joy for him and his complex and loving family. CeeJay Thompson, a black teenager and aspiring football player who has taken refuge in Bombay Beach hoping to avoid the same fate of his cousin who was murdered by a gang of youths in Los Angeles. And that of Red, an ancient survivor, once an oil field worker, living on the fumes of whiskey, cigarettes and an irrepressible love of life. -- (C) Official Site

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Cast

Benny Parrish
as Benny Parrish
Pamela Parrish
as Pamela Parrish
Mike Parrish
as Mike Parrish
Doran "Red" Furgie
as Doran "Red" Furgie
Cedric Thompson
as Cedric Thompson

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½

Arty documentary focusing on three subjects---a troubled and over-medicated young boy, a football-playing teen transplant fleeing gang violence in L.A., and a crusty old cigarette bootlegger---in decaying Salton Sea, CA, an impoverished desert burg. Inconclusive but impressive chronicle of the lives of outcasts in one of the last places in America where it's still possible to live as an individual. The soundtrack by Beruit and Bob Dylan helps a lot.

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