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Groove [VHS]

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  • Actors: Chris Ferreira, Mackenzie Firgens, Elizabeth Sun, Steve Van Wormer, Dmitri Ponce
  • Directors: Greg Harrison
  • Writers: Greg Harrison
  • Producers: Greg Harrison, Andrea Gard, Danielle Renfrew, Dorothy Fadiman, James Fadiman
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home E
  • VHS Release Date: June 26, 2001
  • Run Time: 86 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004Z1I3
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #390,954 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Luis Hernandez on December 23, 2000
Format: DVD
"Groove" is the amazing directorial debut of documentary filmmaker Greg Harrison, who masterfully captures the life of several young adults in the underground raver community in San Francisco. Visually stunning, highly addictive rave music, and an excellent script and cast, the film "nearly jumps off the screen," as a writer for "Rolling Stone" magazine described it.
The film's cast which includes Rachel True ("CB4"; "Half-Baked"; "The Craft"), Denny Kirkwood ("Never Been Kissed") and Steve Van Wormer ("Idle Hands") are all fantastic, as well as the many actors who were casted via casting calls in the San Francisco area. The appearance of many popular rave/techno deejays such as DJ Polywog and DJ Digweed also add realism and authencity to this great film. However, the two scene stealers in this film have to be Lola Glaudini who plays "Leyla" and Hamish Linklater who plays "David" a workaholic writer who can't seem to enjoy a good time. Their encounter, and instant romance was the film's main subplot, and it made the film a feel-good movie at the conclusion. Ms. Glaudini who has appeared on television's "NYPD Blue" is one of today's talented young actresses, and after seeing her in this film, I anticipate a promising career in the near future.
Just like the film's tagline, "Are you feeling it?", I definitely felt the force of this independent feature film. When I read that the Catholic Archdiocese of New York City classified this film as morally offensive, I ran off to see even more so, however I found nothing offensive about it. As a Catholic, I probably will be casted to hell, however if so, I have no regrets in seeing this film. If you liked the film, I highly recommend its' soundtrack as well. Overall, groove is an experience you would not want to miss. Truly it is one of the best films of 2000.
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35 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Chris on December 6, 2000
Format: DVD
The movie from a storyline standpoint is intruiging since there aren't many movies of this sort to choose from in the "electronic dance" (rave) scene. The movie is pretty short, although that isn't the real problem with it.
The actual dialogue between the characters seemed a bit forced, such as the exchange between the promoter and one of his buddies who questions why he goes through the hassle of putting parties together anyway. Other aspects such as acting, and I hate to pick on the DJs but snaz and digweed seemed to me like they were trying to act as DJs, not actually being them, slowed the film down a bit.
The energy brought into Leyla's character was a nice boost to the movie, and the scene where Dave is outside beginning to feel the effects did make me feel a bit queasy :)
The film did a good job on trying to develop characters throughout the party instead of developing them beforehand and watching how they react to the different situations that occur. A nice twist since there have been many times where me and my friends will go and be completely open with people we've never met before. So, the film kind of caught a special element of the scene, which was a nice plus.
It seemed most aspects were covered in the movie....there were the candy ravers, the kid who just went so he could take as many drugs as possible, the guy who goes solely for the purpose of hooking up, the first timer, the sober veteran who watches after the first timer, the happy-yet-really unstable raver girl, the ravers who go just to hear their favorite DJ, and of course, the DJs themselves. Some of these characters were developed and represented nicely, but as noted before some of the lines they were fed seem to be more pointed towards people who have no idea what goes on in the scene...
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By "christine_danielle78" on February 21, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
While watching the movie, it brought back wonderful memories of a TRULY special time in my life. I wish it could always be, but of course the scene is constantly changing...I think it's VERY unusual to find a TRUE promoter(as in Groove) for an -underground- these days, which is the key to bring the culture back home. I read a review that said they didn't know what a wherehouse party looked like, or didn't capture the vibe or soul....well, I am a San Francisco native and that is how the party are(were) here....Watching the kids go to the 'EndUp' Sunday afternoon where all the tweekers hang after parties was killer! I really liked the fact they did NOT show any kids over-dosing or a mass of kids looking totally spun...now that's something that would be taken from Dateline or please Hollywood...Yeah, it sometimes happens, but for the true kids, that's NOT what it's about. There's music that takes your mind, body & soul to another level,meaningful friendships, new found love, and discovering that life is soo precious and beautiful, being closed minded could be hazardous to your health...Definately a collectors item!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Christopher S. Hart on July 30, 2002
Format: DVD
I was a hard core raver from 1991-1997 in Baltimore and this movie left me dying to go out to a good party. Oh how I miss those days. If you want a small glimpse into the life of a raver you should watch this movie; moreover, the movie reflects how some ravers actually go to parties for the music and not the drugs.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Yarger on February 5, 2005
Format: DVD
okay... the people who don't like this movie seem to fall into two main categories. number one: people who don't like electronic music, and have never been to, or wanted to go to a rave in their life. and two: people who do go to parties, and think that this movie is cliche.

this movie acheives what it sets out to be, a feel good movie about the rave culture. for other rave kids out there, yes i know that this movie isn't overly realistic, but it's not real life it is a movie. they are just trying to make a slick little movie about an undergound party, not a documentary about the party culture. yes human traffic is a better movie, and a little bit closer to real life (especially for those of you that live in europe) but this movie is good for different reasons. it reminds me of just starting out in the scene, and the (some say overly cute) ending reminds me of the feeling raves give you, especially at first. the kids documented in human traffic are a little bit farther down the line, the kids in groove are still way out of the jaded raver territory.

overall, this movie probably won't change the way you look at life, but it's worth watching for sure. so just take it for what it is. another reviewer on here wrote that the american scene is all about doing "cool dance moves" and "looking cool". i think that's a funny comment coming from the european club scene (and ironically no one really dances very cooly in this movie) i liked this movie when i first started going to parties so long ago, and i like it now. quit your bitchin.
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