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2002-05-05 19:57:55+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

When we rented Hedwig and the Angry Inch it was two for one night. The only non-one-day rental that leaped out was Pump Up The Volume[Wiki](wow, someone apparently transcribed the whole damned thing) so after a long day, with huge trepidation that teenage angst doesn't age well, we watched it on Friday. The writing's still pretty damned tight, the story doesn't come together 'til the very end, there's some brilliant direction and some that isn't so good, but I was pleasantly surprised that it still held up. And saddened that the core message is as relevant today.

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#Comment made: 2002-05-05 21:35:59+00 by: Pete

I'm thinking that "I just love being the rap king of Arizona," doesn't hit today's high school set anything like it did back then.

Does the movie hold up better or worse than Heathers?

#Comment made: 2002-05-05 22:47:31+00 by: Dan Lyke

I don't know, I think I tried to watch Heathers a few times and failed, it just never clicked with me.

#Comment made: 2002-05-06 03:58:54+00 by: John Anderson

you know, i always thought you could s/pirate radio/weblogs/g on that movie and get a pretty fair approximation of the "everything/nothing" subscene...

#Comment made: 2002-05-06 15:10:01+00 by: Shawn

Ooo, that's one I need to see again. Pump was one of my absolute faves. And, well, my wife's in love with Christian Slater. Another one to put on the "must buy" list.