Groove Movie Review 2000

Information and Film Reviews for Groove the Movie

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Editor Greg Harrison's directorial debut is an economically paced examination of the "rave" scene. It features a terrific ensemble cast, but at heart, the film is an old-fashioned boy-meets-girl romance. The setting is an abandoned building on a San Francisco pier. That's where the squarish David (Linklater) is attending his first rave. Leyla (Glaudini) has perhaps been to too many. Over the course of the night they and the other rave kids go through a series of changes fueled by drugs, emotion, and sexual indecision. In another time, the same story with more limited sexual roles and consciousness-altering substances could have been told about a homecoming dance or spring break. The changes and discoveries the characters make have not changed. Even though the film was made on a restricted budget--actually shot in Super 16mm.--it looks very good.


Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 86 minutes.

Cast and Crew

San Francisco, Up All Night, Dance Fever
Greg Harrison
Steve Van Wormer, Lola Glaudini, Hamish Linklater, Denny Kirkwood, Rachel True, MacKenzie Firgens, Nick Offerman, Ari Gold
Matthew Irving
Greg Harrison
Sony Pictures Classics

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