Friday, March 4, 2011

Review: Wasted on the Young

Wasted on the Young
Dir. Ben C Lucas
Year: 2011
Aus Rating: 2011
Running Time: 97mins

Wasted on the Young is quite a different kind of film for Australia at the moment. It’s a slickly produced look at the disintegrating moral compass of today’s youth, produced with an edge that audiences should respond to.

Set in a privileged suburb of Perth in a world where adults are non-existent, much like homework it would seem, and rich children have the lay of the land. Any moment spent outside the walls of their space-age private school is occupied by scheming on how to spend their weekends, where they can get their next drug stash and how much booze they can stomach in between making fun of nerds and geeks. Sure, it’s a grossly exaggerated version of modern day high school, but Ben C Lucas’ off-centre thriller gets much more right as it does glaringly wrong.

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