16 August 2006
Netflix’s 2-star rating of this film is pretty accurate. Rave is a cross between a bad daytime drama and an after-school special (do they even have after-school specials anymore?) Young, misguided LA hipsters want to go to a rave. They get all gussied up, do some drugs and then all sorts of bad things start to happen. Fights, teen pregnancy, OD-ing, drive by shootings – pretty much everything you could image except an earthquake. There are a few brief glimmers of acting talent, but the script is wooden and some of the scenes are laugh out loud horrible. If you’re looking for a better rave experience, Go, the 1999 film with Sarah Polley and Katie Holmes is exponentially better – even Party Monster with Macaulay Culkin would be a better choice.