Interesting commentary, structure
I'm surprised by the number of negative reviews here.
Sure, the movie wasn't perfect but it had a lot of strong
Of course this movie has a plot. It just doesn't fit the structure of
any traditional plot.
I'd like to add that just because the movie has no likeable
characters doesn't mean it is bad.
If the characters really make you mad, then that means the movie
has reached you on some level.
Anyways, I thought Ben Stiller's role was fascinating.
See the movie. Make up your own mind. You don't have to agree
with everything it says. But it's worth seeing..
Great premise, lousy film
The topic of spoiled white kids crossing over into gangsta-rap culture --
the point of hanging out with gangstas and participating in their
is an intriguing one that deserves much better treatment than this limp,
directionless, thrown-together sequence of cliches. The photography was
beautiful, the acting was competent, and it was great to see Staten Island
treated as some kind of glamorous mecca (presumably because that's where
Tang Clan comes from), but otherwise this movie reminded me of Larry
"Kids" -- just a bunch of reprehensible hoods and wannabes talking trash