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  1. ChadS.
    Jan 21, 2006
    8
    The ghost in "Free Radicals" is so benign, only a book award committee for genre; like science-fiction, like horror, would acknowledge the supernatural presence as being a part of their literary heritage, even though the storyline is ultimately all-encompassing. "Free Radicals" also wants to be the arthouse "Pretty in Pink". There also seems to be a tip of the cap to Catherine Breillat, "Fat Girl, in particular, when we see the barely legal underdog get it on with the big man on campus. Is it a coincidence that A-ha's "Take on Me" came out the same year as the John Hughes youth classic? I think not. While watching "Free Radicals", I was reminded of psuedo-horror novels like Alice Sebold's "The Lovely Bones" and Stewart O'Nan's "The Night Country", two books with ghosts as its protagonist that are used in a non-horror fashion. If there is a flaw in the script, it's the fact that the boy behind the wheel never seems to acknowledge the crash's second victim, who faced a even more deadly consequence. The filmmaker wants her multiple storylines to brush up against each other, not to intersect, but this reproach of conscience feels a little convoluted. Full Review »