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Empire Records

by

Roger Davidson

Empire Records
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Despite the cult following this has received, I fail to see what all the ado is about. Apparently nothing, that was due to the lack of excitement and uninteresting moments, attempting to keep your attention for any length of time. It details the day in the life of a record store, that is about to be shut down for good. So the characters' attempt to save the store, which results in the last half hour being turned into a recycled Mickey Rooney-Judy Garland "Let's put on a show" routine.

Sadly, I wish the filmakers could have paid homage to a better genre. The performances by newcomers like Liv Tyler, Renee Zellwegger, Ethan Randall and Rory Cochrane are quite good, even if their characters seem like extras from countless other "Slacker" films. The soundtrack is pretty good too.

My Rating = Two Stars


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