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      Locating Silver Lake

      2017 Drama List
      Reviews 62% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings A young aspiring writer gets sucked into two thrilling worlds. One world is provocative and alluring, while the other is rooted in community and loyalty. Both worlds have their own unique dangers, which the writer quickly learns. Read More Read Less

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      Basil I genuinely quite enjoyed this movie. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/17/23 Full Review Audience Member What happened with this movie, happens so often, where authors/screenwriters try to write a main character who is an aspiring writer (same for aspiring musician)... and they make everything so pretentious, the writing, the characters, the storyline. This movie did it so much that when you actually peel back the "poetic" dialogue, you realize that the characters aren't even really saying anything at all, and are wasting beautiful words or phrases on truly meaningless statements. "Chaos has rules." "I am the king, prove to me your worth." None of this had any significance because the plot was entirely lacking. And just to add, I love prose. I love fluffy, flowery writing. So, it's not because I don't like this type of style that I am being so critical. It's because I love it so much, that I am. It always is my favorite part when there's something substantial happening in the plot, and a character says something that just defines the moment, the story, or themselves. And it's even more perfect when what's said is clever or witty or poetic. For example, "And in that moment, I swear we were infinite," from The Perks of Being a Wallflower. This movie tried so hard to create those moments, to be the next great indie thing, but what was the story really telling us? What character development did Daniel go through from the beginning to the end? What underlying message did us viewers take away that may be familiar in its understanding but unique in how it was told? I am left wondering. It's unfortunate too because I do think the actors all played their roles well. Even more so, I think there were a lot of wonderful cinematic shots that helped create this indie LA aesthetic. But, the dialogue, the story, the unanswered questions about nearly everything that happened - ruined what could have made this a pretty good film. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Few words for this student project. No characters' intentions, goals, or pasts were adequately revealed or met to even form a coheasive plot with meaning. The movie could have ended easily by any of the characters saying "to hell with your nonsense" and simply walking out of the room. Full of incoherent psuedo-intellectual babble, cherry picked from college philosophy classes where the writer barely got a passing grade, and strung together in spoken, underwhelming memes. Every actor in the movie was in a contest to see who could cry the best on film at all the most undeserving moments. The only thing good was the photography. A Netflix version of an actual indie film. Get two hours back from your life ahead of time by skipping this one. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Cindy was *STAND OUT* (as they all were) with a stunning soundtrack to compliment the flow of the story. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review kevin w This coming-of-age tale concerns an inexperienced young man (Finn Wittrock) trying to make it in L.A. while still recovering from the recent breakup with his childhood sweetheart. The so-so story is aided considerably by a decent soundtrack and a decent cast. Gotta admit I was surprised by the quality of what I took to be a second tier effort. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A young aspiring writer gets sucked into two thrilling worlds. One world is provocative and alluring, while the other is rooted in community and loyalty. Both worlds have their own unique dangers, which the writer quickly learns.
      Director
      Eric Bilitch
      Producer
      Deborah Del Prete
      Screenwriter
      Eric Bilitch
      Production Co
      Cohesive Entertainment Group, Coronet Films
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 22, 2019