The Rage in Placid Lake (2004)
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as Placid Lake
as Gemma Taylor
as Sylvia Lake
as Doug Lake
as Bill Taylor
as Young Placid
as Young Gemma
as Girl at Seminar
Critic Reviews for The Rage in Placid Lake
Watching this movie is a bit like going to a dance where the drummer can't keep a steady beat. You think you should be laughing, but you just can't quite bring yourself to.
An amiable film comedy that leaves you feeling good as opposed to feeling for your wallet.
What's missing from McNamara's film is right there in the title: the anger that cauterizes teen-movie glibness and burns down to the heart of the matter.
Polished and dark, but upbeat.
Audience Reviews for The Rage in Placid Lake
Very witty comedy. Now where did Benny Lee go after his performance here..Lake Placid?
A terrific coming of age story about a kid who really doesn't fit in anywhere. A brilliant look at finding one's place in the world. Placid Lake (Ben Lee) is a goofy, free-spirited, creative kid who tries to make it in the corporate world and to suppress his artistic side. His BFF Gemma (the beautiful Rose Byrne) is a brilliant straight-laced kid destined for great things. Will they embrace who they are (and each other) or will they conform to society's pressures and live lives of quiet desparation? This was laugh out loud funny and heart-breakingly sad and in the end, quite an entertaining film. Natasha Richardson was brilliant as Placid's hippy-dippy, new age, laisse-fare mother, and Claire Danes graced the screen with a brief, one-line appearance. But Lee and Byrnes make the film worth the time to watch it. One finds oneself rooting for them as individuals and as a couple. Great fun!
Somewhat silly movie. After being picked on his whole school existence, Placid Lake decides to starts work in a 9-5 job just to spite his hippie parents. Placid's best friend (Gemma) seems to know him better than Placid does himself. The Aussie accents give away the origin of the movie.
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