I love that Gus Van Sant has taken all of his Good Will Hunting and Finding Forrester cash and poured it into interesting films. While I didn't particularly like Last Days or love Elephant as much as everyone else did, I much prefer the idea behind those films than the mainstream Robin Williams bullshit of the Van Sant of yesteryear.
I really liked this film. I want to see it again. I was a bit confused by the non-chronological story structure at first. Afterwards, the puzzle pieces fit together nicely for me. This film is a wonderful mix of avant-garde and conventional storytelling structure with excellent acting performances.
It also had a bit of a River's Edge feel to it - a tale of secrets and disaffected youth with a shocking moment that jolts you out of your reverie. See this movie.
Directed by Gus Van Sant
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