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- Director's cut featuring scenes not included in film festival prints
- Deleted scenes
- Introduction by producers Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier
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The movie tells the story of Barret Michaelson; the new kid in town. The first day at his new school he is picked on by almost everybody. He makes friends with Ryan; an isolated loaner who doesn't particularly like people in general. As time passes by, Ryan drags Barret further and further into his worldview of hate and darkness. It isn't long before things become violent and dangerous, leading to an unbelievably shocking and cruel finale.
It's hard to believe that this movie came from View Askew. Who would've thought they could've come out with something so intense and dark? As disturbing and chilling it is, it's an honest movie. It's not a glamorous film, and it's not trying to be one. That's why it's so effective. It has a raw and brutal feel to it all, and that's what makes it so powerful.
I thought the movie was very well-written and directed. I kind of felt that it could've been longer and that Ryan's character could've been expanded more. But for the most part, it's a very good movie. It reminds me of "Bully," except "A Better Place" is much more "slice-of-life" resembling. It's effective because it doesn't feel like a movie, but more like something that is actually happening.
The DVD has some special features, such as commentary, deleted scenes and more. There are some really cool Easter Eggs if you can find them. (Look at some of the other reviews, and you will find them.Read more ›
Click on the color bars. Let them play for about 15-20 seconds and you will view a hidden montage of outtakes and deleted scenes.
A highly recommended independent gem.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a very grim and intense movie. But still I really enjoyed it. It's a story about teen alienation and trouble. The story was great and the acting was pretty good. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Daniel
A very powerful film that has things to say about youth, rage and violence. This is the best movie Kevin Smith has produced that he did not write or direct. Read morePublished 18 months ago by A. Thomas
As a teen, visiting with your family with a bunch of Fangoria magazines under your arm. You were meant to do this work. Keep it up, great job.
Kenny in Florida
This is a roller coaster ride of twisted teen angst in the 90's. A great Indie film with a lot of really good performances.Published on May 10, 2013 by rdhempton3
It's a little rough around the edges, as any independent film is, but it is truly a work of art. I first saw this film about ten years ago on IFC, and it really stuck with me. Read morePublished on July 16, 2011 by Timothy
It was a chore to watch the first thirty minutes of this movie. Then I sat through quite a few scenes where the characters are the kind of jerks that I wanted to get out of my... Read morePublished on February 22, 2011 by The grumpy consumer
I would have liked seeing a few more dollars thrown at this film. Some stories are LARGER than a low-budget film will adequately handle, but not for the talent. Read morePublished on December 26, 2009 by Kenneth A. Nelson
Well, you know you're in for a low-budget movie experience when one of the opening credits reads "Camera: Ian Dudley" (as it does in this movie). Read morePublished on March 25, 2007 by Connoisseur Rat