Directed by Gus Van Sant
Alex, a teenage skateboarder, accidentally kills a security guard in the vicinity of Paranoid Park, Portland's tough skate park. He decides to say nothing. A thriller from Gus Van Sant. Nominated for Best Feature, Best Director and Best Producer at the 2008 Spirit Awards. Van Sant cast non-pressional actors through MySpace, including the film's star Gabe Nevins.
In this thriller from Gus Van Sant, a teen skater accidentally kills a security guard and slips into an inner world of mesmerizing paranoia. Starring Gabe Nevins, Taylor Momsen and Dan Liu.
Cast: Gabe Nevins, Taylor Momsen, Jake Miller, Lauren McKinney, Dan Liu
30 minutes in and nothing is happening other than a teen being depressed
I do not think this is a "thriller". If anything, this shows real life and real situations that teens get into and struggle to handle. This is an excellent film and I agree the slow motion lets the viewer see the emotions the skaters and girl friends are going through. This could of been a dark film but it really shows what teens go through as they experience life. It left out what happens to Alex afterwards, not the skating segment, but afterwards . It sort of leaves you in the unknown... just like life. JPM
4+_Alex is great_his girlfriend is great_all the kids are_the slo-mo skateboarding is great_i don't really like the dead security guard insert