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Wasted on the Young (2010)

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When a high school party goes dangerously off the rails, one teenager finds that revenge is just a computer click away.

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Ben C. Lucas

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Ben C. Lucas
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Cast

Credited cast:
Oliver Ackland ... Darren
Adelaide Clemens ... Xandrie
Alex Russell ... Zack
Patrick Cullen ... Shay
Rhondda Findleton ... Cassandra
Georgina Haig ... Simone
Geraldine Hakewill ... Ella
T.J. Power ... Brook (as TJ Power)
Tom Stokes ... Jonathan
Kym Thorne Kym Thorne ... Karenn
Daniel Buckle Daniel Buckle ... Boy 1
Nathan Coenen ... Young Boy
Alistair Cooke ... Party Goer 1
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lisa Bennet ... Cyber Bully
Aisling Rose McGrogan ... Cheerleader (as Aisling McGrogan)
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When a high school party goes dangerously off the rails, one teenager finds that revenge is just a computer click away.

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, disturbing behavior, language, drug use, drinking, and brief graphic nudity - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Juventude Perdida See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$53,844
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Production Co:

WBMC See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There are no adults seen in this entire film. Most likely to contribute to how much freedom the teenagers already have. See more »

Soundtracks

They Took A Vote and Said No
Written and Performed by Sunset Rubdown
Courtesy of Absolutely Kosher
By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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A gripping and disturbing experience
14 June 2010 | by tegoodfellowSee all my reviews

(Full disclosure: I am acquainted with director Ben C Lucas)

I saw Wasted on the Young at its world premiere at the Sydney Film Festival,and it got a strong reaction from the audience. I'm not sure I can say we enjoyed it, because it is a disturbing film in many ways, but it was certainly a highly impressive debut from a rookie team.

A plot synopsis will make it sound like a generic high school movie; cool kids bullying uncool kids, drug-fuelled parties and so on. Halfway through, though, an event occurs which takes us into altogether darker territory and what the director terms "a moral fable".

Technically, the film has many virtues. The bleached-out cinematography, the strikingly shot swimming pool sequences and the nightmarish music/sound design during the party scenes all serve the story well, and are far more ambitious than most Australian movies.

Wasted on the Young shows high school as a horrifying and hermetically sealed environment (I don't think we see any parents or teachers at all), and a cast headed by the impressive Oliver Ackland really convey the tension and conflict of the story.


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