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Wassup Rockers

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Wassup Rockers

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
111 minutes
Limited Release Date:
06/23/06
performer:
Francisco Pedrasa, Jonathan Velasquez
director:
Larry Clark
distributor:
First Look
author:
Larry Clark
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C+

Larry Clark tries to recycle the skate-punk infamy of Kids, this time with a cast of Hispanic teens from South Central L.A., but Wassup Rockers is a lackadaisical odyssey. Clark does find a cocky sweetness in their camaraderie, but then he sets his kids loose in the glitz of Beverly Hills, where they confront the faces of white corruption: racist cops, apple-cheeked daddy’s girls, an Eastwoodesque movie star who shoots first and asks questions…never. The sexy, scruffy, neo-Warriors pageantry of ghetto teen hunger would have been a lot more vital if Clark didn’t have such a class-war chip on his shoulder.