18 June 2011

Movie Review: Vacationland

There are many coming-of-age gay flicks and, well, this is another one of them. It is supposedly the late adolescence of the filmamker. There is major chaos in this young man's life in Bangor, Maine. It's populated by ethically challenged teachers, child molesters and puerile, gender-bending alcoholics. Drugs, sex, and boundarylessness. The movie ends at the beginning of the interesting part.
It's like the white American version of Herbs life but probably only half as interesting. I'm neutral on recommending other people watching it. I guess if you want to study the psychology of neurosis in a rural New England town (and its similarities and differences to other places and times), then go ahead. But if you're looking for interesting or meaningful entertainment. I'd skip.

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