Thursday, November 16, 2006

[1980] FOXES: What a sweet little movie. It goes grim at the end--just because you're doing a movie about the end of youth doesn't mean you have to kill off one of your youths--but it's a good enough character study of LA-area youth aimlessness circa 1979. The performances were the nicest part. Jodie Foster before she was ACTING! constantly; she just does what the role calls for, no more and no less--she's the frequently overwhelmed leader of her even more frequently overwhelmed circle of friends. Sally Kellerman is interesting as Foster's mom; she's another aimless character, but she's aged aimlessness. Cherie Currie (a 70s pop star, apparently) is quite good as the wayward member of Foster's circle. I don't have a problem with this.

EDIT: I was amused to see Warrior of the Lost World/Kickboxer auteur David Worth doing the cinematography for this.

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