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3.17

Awesome: 10.87%
Worth A Look32.61%
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Sucks: 8.7%

5 reviews, 16 user ratings


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Groove
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by Thom

"Everything starts with an E"
4 stars

Set against the San Francisco underground rave culture, [bGroove[/b] follows the stories of a group of people in one incredible night of partying in one incredible party scene.

Drugs and angst. house music. rave culture.

its cool and weird and scary and comforting.

and silly.

Groove, however, is a fast paced night of lessons in excess. The main characters wind their way through their love life, mostly. While dealing with that, they learn about their boundaries, about what's important to them, why they do what they do and what meaning life has for them at that point in time.

Its not a highly philosophical film, but a couple of the older characters spend the night reflecting more than unleashing their primitive selves in the moment of music meeting mind.

but there is plenty of unleashing. Oh yes. ravers will see their whole lifestyle flash before their eyes. Its cute, knowing and not the least bit invented.

San Francisco film maker Greg Harrison captured the zeitgeist of the scene and wrapped several interesting storylines around it.

San Francisco DJ's make up a partial centerpiece for the film. Somehow, the rave becomes a story in itself but never steals the attention away from what is happening to the main characters.

Its easy to find yourself dancing along to the music. Its so much like being at a rave, you'll want to drink lots of water. And you know everyone else in the theatre feels exactly the same way you do.

If you are into raves, this movie will excite you. If you aren't, this movie will introduce you to a whole world of intense freedom seeking people who stop at nothing less than total release on the dance floor.

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originally posted: 06/11/00 03:11:12
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User Comments

11/01/05 Marius This movie rulez....I wanna see more of this type 5 stars
8/25/05 tatum Trance music is great, story was done better in "American Graffitti" 3 stars
9/01/04 A upton good tunes 4 stars
10/10/03 alan olbert it captures the real rave culture.I've been to a lot of raves and it hits the nail right on 5 stars
9/30/03 Lance I loved the way it was shot. Story was slow, but I thought it totally worked for the feel. 5 stars
4/15/03 Marcos aka Dj Cancer WWWWWHHHHOOOOOAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 stars
10/17/01 Catherine Schneider As a rave-goer I was extremely disappointed. 1 stars
9/07/01 darrin perrone great soundtack!totally sucked ass however 1 stars
8/24/01 crappy corny corny corny 2 stars
4/16/01 K Dog Made me want to dance. 4 stars
2/20/01 Rocket Boy Embarassing to the rave culture, this electronic soap opera is the worst film of 2000. 1 stars
12/21/00 Monday Morning You kids nowadays. Christ, I just don't know. You call that music? Get a haircut... 2 stars
12/11/00 The Bomb 69 I wanted to like it but it was slow and only had a few interesting moments 2 stars
7/17/00 Ace there are reasons why some movies are independent, and not backed by anyone -total cliche 1 stars
7/06/00 Thor-Leo Really enjoyed it 4 stars
6/12/00 tina yay! 5 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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  09-Jun-2000 (R)

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  30-Nov-2000 (MA)




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