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Sweet Sixteen

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Sweet Sixteen

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
106 minutes
Limited Release Date:
05/16/03
performer:
Martin Compston, Michelle Abercromby, Michelle Coulter, Annmarie Fulton, Gary McCormack, William Ruane
director:
Ken Loach
distributor:
Lions Gate Films
author:
74843
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B+

Can there be such a thing as an alt-rock Doobie Brothers? Well, no. But Royal Trux give it a shot, replacing the hazy Stones riffs and couldn’t-be-bothered attitude of past albums with seriously warped, ’70s-style stoner rock. Their sincerity is questionable, but with plenty of cowbell-and-conga drumbeats, raspy vocals, and general rocking out, the execution on Sweet Sixteen is impeccable.

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