by John Merendino. Official Selection of the 1999 Sundance Film Festival
. Featuring Matthew Lillard
, Michael Goorjian, Annabeth Gish, Jennifer Lien, Christopher McDonald, and Devon Sawa.
1985 and punk's not dead yet. The setting: Salt Lake City Utah, home of Stevo (Matthew Lillard) and Heroine Bob (Michael Goorjian). The movie can be broken into two sections: the fun introductory section and the sad parts that change everything.
During the first hour, Stevo, our hero, shows us around SLC and the different tribes that call it home. We meet his friends, his enemies, and take a peek into their lives. It skips about so that no one action follows another. Stevo also provides his opinion on the various posuers that surround him.
It is about an hour into the film that the mood changes. Its no longer a happy go lucky look at anarchism. Stevo begins to question his existence and eventually his life is rocked by a radical change.
I would highly recommend this movie to anyone. It's not just a look at punk, its a look at at life. And Matthew Lillard's a babe.