Stylish Flick Captures Small-Town Reality

Orlando Weekly | March 26, 2007
This coming-of-age flick is stylish, but almost uncomfortably autobiographical. Still, first-time writer/director Mike Ott captures the textures of growing up in a small town with a nostalgia-free realism rarely achieved by more experienced filmmakers. His group of community-college drifters are bumping up against the painful realization that the mediocre will succeed, that politicians are corrupt, that your friends will outgrow you and disavow their erstwhile convictions. Analog Days doesn’t break new ground but treads its well-worn path with an awkward charm; if, in his next film, Ott can stretch beyond telling his own story, the results will be worth seeing. Indie-rock bona fides: Derek Fudesco of Pretty Girls Make Graves wrote some incidental music for the film, and rumor has it that mix tapes — yes, actual cassettes — will be handed out to attendees.

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