18 June 2002

The year of the indie film?

The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys: 3.5 Stars. This is yet another wonderful independent film to come out this year, demonstrating that this may just be the year that smaller, independent films finally come into their own en masse and start to appeal to a larger audience (specifically not the goth, gay, or anti-George Lucas and James Cameron crowd). This gem focuses on the lives, both real and imaginary, of a quartet of Catholic school boys. Jena Malone is simply amazing as the object of one of the altar boy's affection, and Jodie Foster (who also produced) and Vincent D'Onofrio (son of my former high school video and drama teacher) display their considerable talent in supporting roles.

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