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Title:   Alpha Dog
Director:   Nick Cassavetes
Year:   2006
Genre:   Youth Angst in Suburban Hell
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   04.21.07

Other Movies Seen By This Director (2)
- The Notebook
- The Other Woman

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
04.21.07Internet This reminded me a lot of Havoc in that it's filled with rich white boy actors with fake tattoos trying to act tough. And while that may be "the point" of both movies, it doesn't make sitting through their honkey ghettoisms any more enjoyable. This is particularly bad... I'm sorry, I just can't buy any of these kids as tuff. I know they're all angsty and trying to re-establish their images as non-kids but ugh. Ben Foster's gotta be the worst with his big head that he shaves to show off. Seriously, he's the perfect guy to play brainiac. But they're all sissies no matter how many fight scenes they insist on doing or how intense they get. whatever.

The parents were better (nice to see Alan Thicke for a second). Well, all the parents except for Sharon Stone. I hate when actresses get in the fat suit to make them look all ugly but when they're crying or whatever you end up staring at their perfect bleached teeth for five minutes.

it finally got interesting about ten minutes from the end when I realized the attention to witnesses and whatnot was because it was "inspired" by true events rather than some screenwriting gimmick (as a gimmick it's not bad. it creates a sense of foreboding). But, since stuff happens, it changed my mind and I figured they must've had to adhere to some sort of fact. So the wrap-up was interesting for me but it's a lot to sit through just to see how everyone ends up.

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