DVD Review: WE ARE THE FREAKS Fails to Impress - Movies In Focus
Movies are cyclical, with genres falling in and out of favour with relative ease. However, the British film industry has always had an ‘if it’s not broke, don’t fix it’ mentality. This has led to the continuous rehashing of genres when one movie is a break-out hit. Therefore, the success of Trainspotting led to a glut of youth-centric drug movies and we’re still reeling from gangster movies nearly 20 years after Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels. Now the recored grosses of The Inbetweeners means were again getting a lot of comedies with a youthful bent. The makers of We Are The Freaks have decided to think-outside-the-box (sarcasm) and taken a dash of Trainspotting and merged it with a smidgen of The Inbetweeners. What we get is a film that never feels whole. In fact, it never feels like it was completed. Set in 1990 (presumably just because one of the characters finds Margaret Thatcher sexy), Justin Edgar’s We Are Freaks follows three friends (Jamie Blackley, Sean Teale, Mike Bailey) and their various high-jinks over the course of one faithful evening on the streets of Birmingham. What happens doesn’t feel as bold or wild as Edgar thinks. If you want [...]