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  • Summary: Two outcasts who feel small-town Sandusky, Ohio closing in on them, Gypsy and Clive lose themselves in Gothic fantasies, soothed by the retro sounds of The Cure, Siouxie and the Banshees, and Bauhaus. When Gypsy and Clive learn about the annual "Night of 1000 Stevies" in New York City, their deep-seeded dreams are unleashed. With Clive's encouragement, Gypsy crushes her fears and vows to be the best Stevie Nicks impersonator Gotham has ever seen. (Small Planet Pictures) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    75
    Films like this have a way of finding their own devoted fan base, and Gypsy 83 deserves to be discovered not only by Goth and gay crowds, but by anyone who runs screaming from all things average.
  2. 70
    Karen Black gives her sharpest performance in years as Bambi LeBleau, a roadside-dive karaoke hostess who invites the kids back to her house for a night of booze and lounge classics.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    70
    Stephens has a gentle touch and an unflagging sense of humor, but this is Rue's show: She's a natural with a million-dollar smile who deserves to escape TV land for more interesting work.
  4. Reviewed by: Walter Addiego
    50
    This offering is a mostly undistinguished addition to the long list of films about alienated and self-pitying young people.
  5. 40
    The outsider road picture Gypsy 83 means well, but writer-director Todd Stephens can't keep his aesthetic out of the way.
  6. Reviewed by: Jorge Morales
    40
    A surprisingly pragmatic take on the joys and perils of diva worship, Gypsy 83 has as many emotional ups and downs as its protagonists' road trip: Emerging love interests threaten to disrupt the delicate goth boy/fag hag balance, only to fade after the glitter.
  7. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    30
    Unfortunately the story lurches like the characters' beat-up T-bird...and the film's rebellious attitude wears thin long before its sentimental denouement.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. trisiaw
    Dec 2, 2005
    10
    Loved the movie and songs.
  2. katiA.
    Nov 3, 2005
    10
    BEST MOVIE I HAVE EVER SEEN!
  3. Apr 14, 2011
    0
    We all know deep down in our hearts what Gypsies are capable of. A truly sickening display of avant-garde trash and overweight women in tube-tops (YUCK!). What is even more repulsing are the users who gave this film a score of 10. Expand
  4. Sep 8, 2011
    0
    There's nothing in this movie to keep you watching. Almost every single character is unbelievable. Its far to melodramatic for whatever it's going for. Not worth your time unless you're into BBWs or guy-on-guy. Expand

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