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Blu-ray Review - Grandview, U.S.A.


1984's "Grandview, U.S.A." should've been a sure thing. Coming off massive teen-centric hits in "Grease" and "The Blue Lagoon," director Randal Kleiser was ready to return to the woes of adolescents and unknown futures, inspired by classic coming-of-age formula and the video revolution of MTV, a channel in its infancy during production. But something, somewhere went wrong with the picture, which aims to be a heart-swelling study of maturity and romantic devotion, but ends up a mess of ideas in search of consistency. Kleiser is all over the place with the feature, and while he's successful with certain ideas and performances, there isn't an overriding feeling of leadership carrying the viewing experience along, leaving the movie episodic and periodically ridiculous. Read the rest at


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