DVD American Milkshake

DVD American Milkshake
DVD American Milkshake

Rating: 4.7
Genres: Comedy
Director: David Andalman, Mariko Munro
Writers: David Andalman, Mariko Munro
Stars: Leo Fitzpatrick, Tyler Ross, Shareeka Epps
In the mid-90’s a confused kid dreams of being 2pac or Mr. T.
Country: USA
Release Date: 20 January 2013 (USA)


  1. This movie gets it done!

    A damn funny look at the intersection of race, class, and teenage babymommadrama in an suburban high school in the early 1990s (right around the time of Mike Tyson, OJ Simpson, the Million Man March). A cutting satire of all those white kids trying to be hood, featuring a lovable sociopath as a protagonist. It is a hard movie to wrap your headaround, especially because the parts that filled me with with the most nostalgia, were also the parts where the satire cut the deepest. That said, the spot on early 1990s details brought tears to my eyes (just not sure if I was cringing or laughing).

    Definitely worth watching twice.

  2. Milkshake is a period piece that takes the viewer to the 1990s. The setting is a high school where the main character Jolie Jolson, who is the great-great-grandson of the famed singer Al Jolson is an odyssey of self discover. He has that high school angst where he balances independence while staying between the lines establishes by the authority figures in his life. Jolie balances life, relationship, and sex as he deals with the present and plans for an unforeseen future. This movie brings out a nostalgic view of the simpler days of the 90s, when a less connected world made for more leeway on learning from youthful indiscretions. I saw this film as part of the Atlanta Film Festival

  3. Late Nineties period pieces are some of my favorites. The time in our recent history that we were right on the verge of where we are now, but not yet aware of what was about to happen. This movie captures that really well, you see all the time correct special effects from the start, and just keep getting blasted with them. You could compare this to Singles, and in a way Valley Girl (the way they stick to the time, and really make you believe you are back in the late Nineties). This kid is mixed up, but completely on track, and at least he seems to want to succeed, and is trying all the time. The story is good, there is a real set of people being portrayed here, and all of the actors are great at being who they are. The Idiocy of youth the complete ignorance of any need to plan, and still feeling certain that it will all just work out. I Enjoyed this movie, it had a real heart, and some really funny moments through out makes me certain that you will too.

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