Title: Extracurricular Activities
MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated
Director: Jay Lowi
Starring: Ellie Bamber, Colin Ford, Timothy Simons
Runtime: 1 hr 26 mins
What It Is: Reagan Collins (Ford) is the ideal student. Smart, concise and overall a very positive guy. But he is far from perfect. There’s a more…sinister side to him. This straight-laced persona is one that young Mary Alice (Bamber) finds absolutely fascinating. When mysterious accidents begin to happen a police detective Cliff Dawkins (Simons) begins to try and figure out who’s behind this and he’s more than certain it’s Reagan who’s done this…somehow.
What We Think: This is a film that has a lot of great merits particularly the cast. I think Colin Ford is great here. Simons is funny in his obsessions. Bamber has a unique charm about her here. Sure the script isn’t really all that great, but there’s a twist that sort of works more then it has any right to. Lowi does a pretty good job here and doesn’t hurt the film in and of itself. There are some funny situations here. It reminded me a little bit of Tragedy Girls in that it kinda gets how high school is. How the teenagers in the situation have to just deal. Whether it’s with life or school or whatever.
Our Grade: B-, Though flawed this one is funny enough. I think its audience is pretty universal. There aren’t a ton of things I can say about it on either a negative or positive way. I recommend this for sure. 1091 Films (formerly The Orchard) picked this one up so whenever they decide to release this here in North America. Go see it! You’re likely to laugh a whole lot and perhaps the twist will be one you find enjoyable. It’s a fun time and at only 86 mins it flies right on by.