SLC Punk Poster

Release Date: April 16th, 1996

DVD Release Date: October 19th, 1999

R|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
Two former geeks become 1980s punks, then party and go to concerts while deciding what to do with their lives.

Cast: Matthew Lillard, Michael A. Goorjian, Annabeth Gish, Jennifer Lien, Christopher McDonald, Devon Sawa, Jason Segel, Summer Phoenix

Director: James Merendino

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Blue Tulip, Beyond Films

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

Ratings & Reviews

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  • A surprisingly genial and affecting comedy about the trials and tribulations of teenage rebellion during the Reagan '80s.

  • [Lillard's] performance dominates the film, and he does a subtle, tricky job of being both an obnoxious punk and a kid in search of his direction in life. He's very good. show more

  • It's handsome filmmaking that doesn't surface until the final 25 minutes during which Stevo and company's sense of marginalization achieves the palpable, emotional import that's more expressive than anything its characters' have to bitch about. show more

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