The acting will sort of put you off. But in the right hands the story will be something to watch out for. Ashley Greene is really beautiful in this trailer. She kind of lights up the screen but she is no Kristen Stewart mind you.
But there is something about the 80s which didnâ€™t give us much of change but showed us a lot of calmness. Anthony Burns makes his debut feature with Skateland and it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. It is one of the few films selected for the dramatic competition. It is another coming of age which Hollywood has been trying to churn one after another. The story takes place in a small town in East Texas in the 80s. So events that happen around the group of people kind of make them see life in a new way.
Skateland explores the rupture of charismatic Ritchie Wheeler, brother and sister Brent and Michelle Burkham, and wise-cracking lady-killer Kenny Crawfordâ€™s seemingly complacent existence as they struggle with the collapse of their tumultuous home lives, the alcohol-induced idling of reckless adolescence, and the wane of their hometown hangout, the local roller rink. A story syncopated with moments of violent turbulence, of heartbreak and of new beginnings, Skateland immerses the audience in the brutal, but beautiful vastness of East Texas blue skies and the emotional claustrophobia of the bible belt. Enveloped by the brooding melodies and incendiary rock riffs of the early 80â€™s, Skateland is a place where aging values wrestle with contemporary pop culture to create a paradoxical balance between old and new.â€
The movie also stars Heath Freeman, Taylor Handley, AJ Buckley and Haley Ramm. The trailer is not so becoming but it will find an audience.