Young Ones

(Jake Paltrow, 2014)

with Robb Stey and Mike Lavoie, Library Center Theatre, 1/25/14


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Jake Paltrow is obviously eager to announce himself as a major new directing talent.  As a result, he throws every stylistic trick he can think of at the screen, and for a while he gets away with it, because the world he’s created is intriguing, the acting is strong, and the story seems to be moving forward.  Over time, however, Young Ones reveals itself for what it is: an empty exercise in style, with nowhere it wants to go and nothing it wants to say.  This is not the stuff promising filmmakers are made of.

Published in: on January 26, 2014 at 1:57 pm  Leave a Comment  

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