This movie was about a bunch of bratty, spoiled, bored, rich white kids imitating "gangsta" or rap culture. They try to act and talk like black or Latino people but it comes off very superficial and fake. If it weren't for Anne Hathaway this movie would have been extremely boring. Anne plays a white teenager who along with her friends decides to hang out with Latino gang members to get out of her boring suburban life. It turns out to be more intense than she expected and gets into trouble.
The movie explores a group of teens who have too much time on their hands, and are kids of extremely rich parents. They try to be hard, be in a gang, and do dangerous things. When a couple of the girls get involved with some Mexicans and their gang, something major happens on the bad or wild side.
The movie had potential to be gripping and have huge effective. The potential was absolutely there but it just didn't move me. The statement was not made that could have been.
...a completely random shot of Tommy Wiseau's face advertising The Room. I kind of want to give it all the stars just for that.
also star Channing Tatum, Johnny Vasquez, Josh Peck, Shiri Appleby, Michael Biehn, Raymond Cruz, Samuel Bottoms, Laura San Giacomo and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
directed by Barbara Kopple.