This brings me to the directing. What was she thinking? This was not art. I decided to watch this movie for two reasons: Someone wanted to tell a story that would show life on the wild side and probably encourage abstention to anyone tempted to indulge in a very tough and rough life. And that they do stupid things by way of rebelling against it, in hopes of dispelling their angst and finding something more meaningful? I hated every aspect of it, from the direction to the writing to the acting. It is one of the those movies that tries so hard to make a social comment, yet fails so miserably. Havoc is the story of one teenager's Anne Hathaway exploration of a world outside that which she is accustomed.
These are basically solid middle class folk, devoted to family, who have a few surface quirks and who happen to sell crack cocaine instead of, say, life insurance. Someone wanted to tell a story that would show life on the wild side and probably encourage abstention to anyone tempted to indulge in a very tough and rough life. The young scriptwriter should not be held accountable, but you would think older people would know better. Very few movies reach the depths this movie does. Even those I like and respect. Some pretty modest mayhem ensues. Stephen Gaghan had a hand in it; and Anne Hathaway, who I have always found enjoyable to watch, was starring in it. No, It's not Citizen Kane, but it is an extraordinary piece of work for a teenager. Hathaway's character is part of a "gang" of white, upper-class high-schoolers who backlash at their upbringing by emulated black culture. The characters are all one-dimensional, especially Toby Mike Vogel , the wigger boyfriend of Hathaway's character Allison. On the other hand, Allison could also make the change. What was she thinking? I'll begin my criticism with the writing. Was this review helpful to you? How difficult is it to play a shallow character? I thought maybe she chose this movie because she saw some challenge. This brings me to the directing. But I wonder whether that is her entire repertoire. Good luck to Anne, too. The film is dedicated to her memory. Nobody is addicted to anything. I guess anyone having anything to do with Havoc is destined to give so little. Because I respect many of the leads and they have done great work in the past, I can only blame the awful choices on the director. The movie is weak and often gives one a reason to walk away. I have not hated a movie so much since "The Doom Generation. In this version of that old chestnut, the rebels are a particularly spoiled group of high school students living in Hollywood.
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