In Stereo full movie review - Like holding up a mirror to contemporary society
It takes a brave director to cast four equally masochistic personalities as leads. Especially, while not feeling obliged to provide major background information, too often used to elicit feelings of sympathy for such characters.
Why should we feel sorry for them? Why do audiences always feel the need for redemption when every day life provides us plentiful evidence of its absence? Three of the main characters are grown adults, now responsible for their own behaviors. One is child-like and pulled most at my heart strings. Jen (Melissa Bolona) performed in outstanding manner the role of so many young girls, lacking in self-esteem and looking for love in all the wrong adult places. In this case, she is sucked into a nihilistic vortex. Yet, she is the only one of the four main characters whom actually FEELS! She expressed the disappointment, the fear, the concern, the loneliness, the betrayal, the clawing need for love which the rest tamper down with one form of escape or another. And, should we need have some "feel good" come of the movie, she provides the hope. Now, the music, the music is equally as brave and amazing! A wonderful composition of well-known and not so well-known artists, carefully culled and provides equal measure to this story. Want a good dose of reality? This is it! Think the world revolves around you? You may just want to bang your head really hard on something before you begin watching.