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Memorial Day Image
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25

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  • Summary: Beginning as a rowdy beach weekend video, Memorial Day twists and turns to find the dark hearts of young Americans who live to tape their most debauched adventures. The characters are thrust into full exposure, both physically and emotionally, to a place where self-exploitation and theBeginning as a rowdy beach weekend video, Memorial Day twists and turns to find the dark hearts of young Americans who live to tape their most debauched adventures. The characters are thrust into full exposure, both physically and emotionally, to a place where self-exploitation and the exploitation of others give rise to a shocking new kind of entertainment. The camera creates a sphere of provocation wherever it goes, ramping up actions and pushing characters to a place of hyper-real catharsis. The film takes a major twist half way through, pushing the themes of the weekend to their extremes. (Artists Public Domain) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. 58
    Most of the last hour of Memorial Day feels like a retread at least, and horribly exploitative at worst.
  2. 30
    Moves from clever mock documentary to groan-inducing conceptualism. Mr. Fox may well have put his finger on certain shared impulses between these repellent bacchanalia, but his manner of drawing them out is heavy-handed.
  3. Reviewed by: Ed Gonzalez
    10
    Placing the onus of the war on the troops, Fox follows "Redacted's" vile moral playbook, only without Brian De Palma's self-reflexive, formalist gestures.