January 20, 2013

Not Fade Away (2012)

Not Fade Away (2012)
Directed by: David Chase
Country: USA

Review: “Not Fade away” was directed by the creator of “Sopranos”, but nothing has to do with the mob business, even with James Gandolfini present. The story, set in New Jersey, follows the endless worries of Douglas after having left his studies to dedicate himself entirely to a rock band. The film was able to seize the mood of the 60’s but never left its fluctuating pace or lukewarm ambience. It still tried to adopt a sort of rebellious attitude without success. Everything here looked so outdated, including the plot. Douglas has troubles with his parents, with his band mates, with his girlfriend, who also has troubles with her parents and has a sister with drug problems…  This is a movie of troubles and a trouble of a movie. Both definitions fit well here. Easily forgettable, “Not Fade Away” would need something less recycled to stimulate the viewer.

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