Sunday, April 15, 2012
Skateland is a little indie flick with no big name actors that takes a stab at being the next nostalgic coming of age drama taking place in the early 1980s. It’s about a recent high school graduate Ritchie Wheeler who works at a roller rink and is stymied by indecision about his future. The sound track, Blondie, New Order and the like really brought me back to my high school years, and I enjoyed taking the wistful trip. It’s not a very original movie but it is well acted, especially by the lead actor Shiloh Fernandez who is not only adorable but has that je ne sais quoi quality. I predict future stardom for this young feller.