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Where the Day Takes You (1992)

Director:
Marc Rocco
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Drama
NORWEGIAN TITLE
-
RUNNING TIME
105 minutes
Producer:
Paul Hertzberg
Philip McKeon
Screenwriters:
Marc Rocco
Michael Hitchcock
Kurt Voss


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
King Dermot Mulroney
Greg Sean Astin
Little J Balthazar Getty
Heather Lara Flynn Boyle
Tommy Ray Peter Dobson
Brenda Ricki Lake
Crasher James LeGros
Manny Will Smith
The Interviewer Laura San Giacomo
Officer Black Adam Baldwin
Ted Kyle MacLachlan
Vikki Nancy McKeon
Kimmy Alyssa Milano
Rob David Arquette
Officer Landers Rachel Ticotin
Charles Stephen Tobolowsky
Social worker Christian Slater

 

Review

With an ensemble cast which read like a who's who in young, up-and-coming generation X actors  and an appealing storyline in which writer/director Marc Rocco tried to get the lowdown on lowdown living among not so aspiring youths in Hollywood, Where the Day Takes You would appear to have everything going for it. And disregarding the fact that the entire plot is revealed in the title, the film has got its fair share of fine moments almost all of which owe their merit to fine acting and/or characterizations. Among the highlights are the scenes between Balthazar Getty and Stephen Tobolowsky, as well as Kyle MacLachlan's brilliant potrayal of a completely unscrupulous drug dealer. Unfortunately, the film isn't able to make any lasting impression, since Rocco ultimately resorts to a few too many Hollywood cliches in order to wrap up his increasingly faltering plot.

Copyright 18.01.2018 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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