WHAT'S HOT?
Home > Movie > M > Mean Creek

Mean Creek (2004)

Mean Creek

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

August 20, 2004

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

89 min.

Production Budget

$0.5 millions

Studio

Paramount Classics

Official Site

click here

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Jacob Aaron Estes

Producer

Susan Johnson, Rick Rosenthal, Hagai Shaham

Screenwriter

Jacob Aaron Estes

Starring

Story


"Set in a small Oregon town where secrets are hard to keep and lies even harder, Mean Creek flows with a simple elegance of truth and consequences as it follows a crisis in the lives of its teen characters, keenly directed by first-timer Jacob Aaron Estes.

The journey within begins as a plot for playful payback on a local troublemaker; the journey onscreen begins with a river, as a ragtag group of troubled-and-not teenagers set out on a boat trip to celebrate the birthday of their youngest member. As a sort of boyish Heart of Darkness trip develops, cracks in the crew form when some of the teens have second thoughts about what they are about to do.

Photographed in mossy greens and bark-colored skies, Mean Creek exposes a strange natural growth that appears in the nuanced performances of a fantastic cast, almost as if audience and child are forced to grow up together. What is so fascinating is watching an instinct-driven morality play itself out, swirl in fits and starts, float along for a while, and then finally settle into decisions that will haunt the characters for the rest of their lives."

Joseph Beyer

Sundance Film Festival Program

Pictures


No pictures available

Reader's Reviews


Screen Name
Rate This Movie
Please Enter   
Comment
 
 
 
RSS
FB
Twitter

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..refreshing feature..”
by Calvin Wilson [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
“..an excellent movie..”
by Bill McCormick [Movie-Vault]
“..intelligent, observant and respectful..”
by Sean Axmaker [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]