My Old Addiction



(out of 5)

New Jersey teens hang out at a convenience store parking lot and shoot the shit about their wasted lives. When an old friend comes to visit them after having made it as a rock star, it sends all their tempers and insecurities raging like wildfire as they take out their anger on each other and the whole world. Funny moments appear here and there in this adaptation of Eric Bogosian’s equally pretentious play, and the youngsters are all talented, but in the end it’s a pointless exercise in teen angst that offers nothing satisfying to take with you.  has an enlightened supporting role as the rock star’s publicist and friend.

, Detour Filmproduction

USA, 1996

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on his play

Cinematography by

Produced by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by



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