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Havoc (Unrated Version)
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From the writer of Traffic comes Havoc, a gritty mortality tale about culture clash in modern day Southern California. Convinced their world is nothing more than a plastic illusion, wealthy teenagers Allison (Anne Hathaway) and Emily (Bijou Phillips) take a drive to the East Side of Los Angeles to experience the "ghetto." Fascinated by what they experience, they immerse themselves into the thug life. But what starts as simple fun quickly becomes deadly as they get entangled with a real-life gang.]]>
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This is an interesting topic to make a film about...wiggers AKA white kids with too much time and money. Ironically the term is mostly used by white people to label other white people. Anyways, THIS particular film did not achieve anything spectacular. The story begins with 2 'crews' arguing with each other and introduces us to the PTC (Hathaway's crew). The story itself is not very interesting (white kids go to the hood and get involved with a gang), but, surprisingly, the film is entertaining to watch.
The character's themselves (in the beginning) were a little to close to 'Malibu's Most Wanted' to fully embrace this movie as a drama and care about them. Also, as the story progresses, not enough effort is put into learning about or developing the characters. (More details about Hathaway's character in the beginning would have been great)This is unfortunate becuase later in the film, it would have been helpful to care a little more about these people. The characters really only start to become more than two dimensional in the last 25 minutes or so. Anne Hathaway and Bijou Philips were good on screen together and had the most authentic feeling relationship in the entire movie.
Overall, this film definitely had potential to be a good film and could have been done wonders with a few more plot intricacies and more character development. But, as is, I would RENT this movie instead of purchasing it.
Hathaway plays Allison Lang, a bored high school student who lives in an affluent part of Los Angeles. Along with her boy friend, Toby (Mike Vogel), best friend, Emily (Bijou Phillips), and everybody else in her group, Allison talks and dresses like bone fida members of the gangster culture from the music they listen to. They strike us as being pretty sad and pathetic, a judgment that is amply underscored when Toby tries to score some crack cocaine in East L.A. and is brought all the way down to the ground by Hector (Freddie Rodriguez, who does a much better job of getting beyond his role on "Six Feet Under" to impress viewers). If not for Allison's intervention Toby and everybody else in their car might have ended up dead. After this encounter Toby retreats into bravado, while Allison, having seen the real thing, responds to the danger.Read more ›
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Really good acting by Anne Hathaway, an interesting story that almost works but just barely doesn't.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Meh...I started out hating it because it basically ridiculed all white people by having them act like gangsters. Read morePublished 2 months ago by XXXPOC
Awful, not sure why I chose to watch this one but it was just plain bad.Published 7 months ago by LiftingDad