Gypsy 83 Reviews

September 9, 2004
The film's two main characters are definitely worth knowing, but the movie takes them on a predictable odyssey.
July 16, 2004
A mostly undistinguished addition to the long list of films about alienated and self-pitying young people.
June 5, 2004
The film's main appeal stems from the two main characters, whose close relationship is well-conveyed and moving.
May 21, 2004
It is clear that as a filmmaker Todd Stephens, like his heroes and heroines, is determined to be true to himself.
April 27, 2004
Saga is especially sapped of its appeal and energy by the toxically charmless titular character whose central obsession -- dressing up like Stevie Nicks and singing her material -- is curiously wedged between comedy and oddity.
April 20, 2004
Deserves to be discovered not only by Goth and gay crowds, but by anyone who runs screaming from all things average.
April 16, 2004
The narrative momentum may sputter, but the vivid performances keep the film from dragging.
April 16, 2004
A tiny, vulnerable, rather treacly film at heart, one that would probably float away were it not for Ms. Rue's generous presence.
April 16, 2004
It's easy to pick apart Stephens' thin script and clumsy direction. But whether you were a high school outcast or the prom queen, you're bound to root for his misfits as they find their place in the world.
April 16, 2004
A depressingly predictable journey of self-discovery.
April 16, 2004
Where Edge of Seventeen related how difficult it is to be a gay teenager in Middle America, Gypsy 83 wants us to know how painful it is to be a teenage freak in Middle America. Either way you slice it, it's still old news.
April 13, 2004
A surprisingly pragmatic take on the joys and perils of diva worship.
January 10, 2004
The story lurches like the characters' beat-up T-bird.