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Beach Rats (2017)

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A Brooklyn teenager spends his days experimenting with drugs and looking online for older men to meet with.

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An aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn struggles to escape his bleak home life and navigate questions of self-identity, as he balances his time between his delinquent friends, a potential new girlfriend, and older men he meets online.

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Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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25 January 2018 (Germany)  »

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$472,368, 22 October 2017
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Bland, Boring, and a big disappointment
30 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

I was really looking forward to this film. The plot sounded very interesting and it really caught my attention. However, about 15 minutes into the film I came to the conclusion that this wasn't what I expected. Sadly, this film is poorly written, bland, and a major let-down. It had a lot of potentials, but sadly the director doesn't know how to convey a disturbing, and emotional story. The plot is interesting, yes, but you don't really care for any of the characters and you don't know why the things that are happening, are happening. Going into the film, I knew what I was getting into, yet coming out of it, I was confused on how they messed it up. This sort of plot could've worked incredibly. In conclusion, "Beach Rats" is a mess of a film where you feel no sympathy for any characters and are left bored at the end. The music is decent and the atmosphere of Brooklyn has a very nice feel to it. Other than that, I do not recommend this movie, and the fact it is getting praised almost everywhere, baffles me completely.


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