Generation Wrecks REVIEW: Struggles To Fly
Generation Wrecks is a great film for coming-of-age films. A wonderful cast portrays a variety of characters with their strengths and weaknesses. It is also a period piece that was set in the 1990s. Anyone who grew up in this decade, as I did, will be able to appreciate the accuracy of the film’s setting.
However, I think the first half of the book is not as smooth. This is why it is losing a lot, in my opinion.
Generation Wrecks features Victoria Leigh as Liz and Bridget McGarry playing Stacy. Stacy cheerleader, while Liz leads a more sane and cynical lifestyle. They were best friends at one time, but their friendship deteriorated with the advent of teenage years. Liz grieves the loss of her younger brother in a tragic accident. Stacy offers Liz a weekend at her parents’ cabin as a chance to rekindle their relationship. Liz is skeptical, but she accepts the invitation. However, they must bring certain friends. They unintentionally create a diverse group who will bond during this small outing. Stacy and Liz will be able to share their pasts, both good and bad, while they are on the trip.
Generation Wrecks by Kevin T. Morales captures the spirit of 1994 perfectly. The clothes and hairstyles reflect the spirit of the Zeitgeist, which is, i.e., It doesn’t matter if it makes you happy. There is also music: “Two Princes,” “Send Me on My Way,” and others contribute to the vibrant atmosphere of the period. It also examines the uncertainty of being a teenager during that time. Liz asks openly about Kurt Cobain’s suicide during a discussion. This was both an optimistic as well a tense time before the Millennium. Morales perfectly captures it.
It is worth noting that the screenplay was co-written by Bridget McGarry and Victoria Leigh, two of the leading actresses. This creates authenticity for a cast of teens and makes it an impressive achievement for their respective 20s.
The problem is in how the parts of the film are presented.