Affluenza 2014 NR CC

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(13) IMDb 4.7/10
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Available Same Day as Theaters. Aspiring photographer Fisher Miller is swept up in a heady world of absentee parents, booze and sex when he moves in with his uncle and aunt in Great Neck, Long Island in the summer of 2008. But, as the burgeoning financial crisis spirals out of control, the endless stream of money dries up, exposing the hidden perils of privilege.

Starring:
Ben Rosenfield, Gregg Sulkin
Runtime:
1 hour, 25 minutes

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Affluenza

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Genres Drama
Director Kevin Asch
Starring Ben Rosenfield, Gregg Sulkin
Supporting actors Nicola Peltz, Grant Gustin, Steve Guttenberg, Samantha Mathis, Valentina de Angelis, Carla Quevedo, Danny Burstein, Adriane Lenox, Ryan Vigilant, Darius Homayoun, Patrick Page, John Rothman, Roger Rees, Armin Amiri, Kevin Asch, Jae Benjamin, Mario Brassard, Malik Burke
Studio FilmBuff
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Glad I only spent 99 cents plus tax on this one.
passionatereader
Unknown actors playing spoiled teens behaving badly and making immature decisions and oh so upset when things don't go well for them.
1farstar
If the pain of that event could have been confined to just these people, we would celebrate it.
Robert Duncanson

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By 1farstar on July 31, 2014
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Unknown actors playing spoiled teens behaving badly and making immature decisions and oh so upset when things don't go well for them. Who could ever get enough of seeing that?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By James on August 5, 2014
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Shallow plot, nothing about this movie is engaging.
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3 1/2 STARS FOR A MORALISTIC MOVIE THAT CONVEYES AN IMAGE, BUT COULD HAVE BEEN MORE POWERFUL OR SUBSTANTIAL WITH IT'S INTENDED MEANING AND CONVEYANCE

A FULL MOVIE REVIEW

FOR BOTH THOSE WHO WILL LIKE OR DISLIKE THIS MOVIE: Please accept this attempt at constructive thought and explanation of why some love this movie while others hate it. This is a pros and cons review. The Gatsby comparison is utterly wrong as many are stating. I don't know if the studio encouraged that comparison, but that would be a mistake. There are certain settings and scenes which are somewhat reminiscent, but the story is entirely different. Angst is also the wrong word as the title "Affluenza" clearly tells you what is ailing the people in this film. The Gatsby comparison, as near as I can tell, was started or perpetuated by professional movie critics and has inflated expectations. I am a fan of Gatsby and I would not compare these two. It's unfair. My main critique is that the movie chooses a very lofty moralistic goal which has a high bar for delivery. Despite excellent performances above the level of the movie's budget, the story itself maybe doesn't feel as powerful as it should. It delivers something, but maybe doesn't deliver on the level it promises.

THE PLOT (no spoilers): 2008 (before the financial crisis) Fisher Miller moves in with his wealthy Long Island uncle's family for the summer. He seeks connections and acceptance into a prestigious school to study photography. His connections for marijuana, his talent photography, and proximity to wealth land him invitations to social situations he would normally never have. His beautiful cousin Kate is resistant to him at first, but comes to appreciate him as her friends also take to him somewhat warmly.
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By Robert Duncanson on August 13, 2014
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Affluenza is teen take on The Great Gatsby. But we spend our time in the world of a teenage Tom Buchanan, not Jay Gatsby, and the teen playing Nick Carraway wants in rather than grows disgusted. Everyone looks and dresses like they belong in a Ralph Lauren ad. They all have too much free time and a bottomless baggie. Pot is substituted for booze and the kids smoke it non-stop--impossible now given the strength of the stuff now out there. Where Gatsby occurs before the Great Depression, this movie occurs on the cusp of our latest financial meltdown. If the pain of that event could have been confined to just these people, we would celebrate it.

Movies like Affluenza are used to justify other filmmakers getting lots of money to make movies where teenagers are killed in inventive ways.

If teens as a group avoid death then moments will occur that prompt the following to be whispered,"No, Is he going get killed that way...Wait for it...Oh, Wow...What? That wasn't it...Dude I never saw that...Death by concrete bong..I told him to go with neon...They took a whack at auto asphyxia and the chandelier of deer horns just pinned them there...I think she might be in that bail there and maybe those two over there...Well somebody has to get her out of that septic tank...

Or movies where a bunch of teens are dancing up and down to house music and they are waving glowy sticks and wearing them like necklaces ...

Or teenagers are in an abandoned steel mill and slurping beer out of red plastic cups and wearing lettermen's jackets and shoving each other around...

And these teens will be killed by a really complicated machine that is boxing them in made of a red-hot chain link fence with acid coated razor wire on it twelve feet up so they can't climb out.
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By passionatereader on January 17, 2015
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Just because they are too rich doesn't mean you can't feel compassion for them.
These are people you see in the news and in celebrity mags and they are as real as the screen you virtually watch them on.
Handsome young men, mean parents, lots of cliches. Glad I only spent 99 cents plus tax on this one. Do think the production
values were quite good though.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Karen Hatch on September 16, 2014
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Disturbing and didn't qualify as entertainment.
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The story reflects the modern day Wall Street crash, it's impact on families and the pressures on teenagers to keep up with the Jones'es.
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