2 December 2003 | Marc Ambit
Not Kane, but quite aesthetic and even poetic
Although this is not, in anyway, a perfect movie, it has some of those intangible values that make a movie worth seeing.
Probably, the story has been told millions of times (suburban boy with drunk father meets suburban girl engaged as a hooker by his pimp, an wants to liberate her from all that stuff). It's absolutely true that it doesn't bring anything new. But the storytelling, the narrative is, I might say, if not innovative, at least nice and suggesting.
With a low calm pace and with some still shots of the city and the sorrounding area where the characters roam around, the feeling of the movie is quite touching and even aesthetically poetic.
This movie attended to Sundance '96 and, as I said, really deserves a look if you're finished enjoying that "American Pie" s***. This is serious cinema. Might like it or not, but don't be fooled; this may not be Citizen Kane, but it's art, not entertainment ;-)