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Skateland

4 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

Ashley Green (Twilight saga) and Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood) co-star in this powerful coming-of-age drama that took the film festival circuit by storm. For Ritchie Wheeler (Fernandez), a carefree teenager growing up in a small Texas town, Skateland is more than just a local roller rink...it's a fading symbol of friendship and good times. Now, everything's changing and the only thing Ritchie can hang on to is his budding romance with the sweet and beautiful Michelle (Green). But one fateful night will force Ritchie to face the future and make the most important decision of his life.

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  • Actors: Shiloh Fernandez, Ashley Greene, Heath Freeman, Brett Cullen, Melinda McGraw
  • Directors: Anthony Burns
  • Writers: Heath Freeman, Anthony Burns, Brandon Freeman
  • Producers: Heath Freeman, Anthony Burns, Brandon Freeman, Justin Gilley
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: August 30, 2011
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00553K9DU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,562 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Skateland" on IMDb

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first there was american graffiti, then there was dazed and confused. i always wondered "why not the 80s, i mean i grew up in the 80s and it was great, they should recreate it <and not in a slapstick comedy but a way that is real>, then i was standing at the redbox and there it was Skateland.
the only thing that didnt make much sense to me is a couple of time line things. this apears to be set in the 80s and its set around the death of the roller rink (which i remember happening for the most part <for the most part because my city still has them but they got run down and most of them shut down) in about 92 but they were really booming in the mid eighties, and in Skateland people are leaving the rinks and going to the discos. discos were big in the 70s. so skateland seems to have its timeline quite a bit screwed up.
i loved the "sonic" reference because so often they use mom and pop burger drive ins like how dazed and confused had top knotch. where not everyone relates to texas drive ins, i know around here we had sonic and bumpers (still do).
skateland was like opeing a time capsule. sure they had better haircuts though they did sport those god aweful mustaches.
all in all this is a movie i will definatly wear out in my dvd player.
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Skateland was a very gratifying movie to watch. Just out of high school, the guy (Ritchie) and girl (Michelle) were facing their first summer of young adulthood, while reluctantly letting go of their adolescence. There was certainly enough summer parties and adventures to keep things popping. The ending was amazing, as Michelle gently guided Richie's future - even though she was emotionally distraught due to a family tragedy. LifeLong Friends Staying Together.
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This movie will take you back to the 80's it has a great cast great sound track and a cool story after all it was the 80's If you remember the arcade generation with rolling skating then this movie is for you. This movie is a reminder of what it was like being a teenager in the 80's A++++
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Well another great film made in texas, this one takes place in the 80s at times its almost like dazed n confused, kids,sex,drugs,and rocking 80s tunes,ect the music awesome the storyline good, roller skates,
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This one is so creaky, you can practically see the mechanical parts all moving as the film progresses. I guess it's some sort of homage to the late teen filmmaker John Hughes. We are supposedly in the early 80s here, but I kept noticing anachronisms like basketball shorts below the knee. Those did not exist in the early 80s. I don't think too many wore backwards baseball caps then, either. Yet no one is really dressing as lamely as they actually did back then, nor are the hairstyles as bad as they should have been for the period. The script is above-average, but you won't recall this one after 48 hours.
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Those were the days. Days before technology overcame our youth, world, people still seemed to have strong, beliefs & opinions. Killer 80's soundtrack. The clothes, music true to the times. Spent many a Friday, Saturday night @ the obligatory local roller rink, some of the best days of my life. So if you're big on Nostalgia and this film reasonates personally and you want to take a walk down memory lane, this film definitely worth checking out. Shiloh Fernandez is Awesome in it as is Heath Freeman & Ashley Greene proves she's not just another pretty face does some pretty impressive, believable, touching acting herself,
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Saw Skateland at Sundance in 2010, and snagged this bluray as soon as it came out. I am a big fan of any 80's movies, especially teen/high school films. Skateland hits both of those criteria. Here is the synopsis:

In the early 1980s, in small-town Texas, dramatic events force a 19-year-old skating rink manager to look at his life in a very new way.

The movie stars Shiloh Fernandez and Ashley Green (TWILIGHT) in breakout roles. If you dig 80's teen movies, this is a flick for you.
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This movie really resonates with me for some reason. The characters have depth and there are a few twists here and there. It nails the year 1983 in so many ways--not just musically. The protagonist could move on with his life/career, but so many things are keeping him from advancing. His way of living is like a trap from which he could escape but, at the same time, this life has its comforts.
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