American Milkshake
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Filmmakers Mariko Munro and David Andalman team to write and direct this dark coming of age comedy set in the 1990s, and exploring the subjects of adolescent racial and sexual identity through the eyes of Al Jolson's great-great grandson Jolie, who takes the first step to realizing his dream of being like the cool black teens in the Maple Avenue projects by joining his high school basketball team. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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""American Milkshake" merrily bumps along as if it were the first movie to find humor in a white kid's idolizing desire to "be black," whatever that may mean to him."
‑ Nicolas Rapold, New York Times
"Teenagers are jerks (it's a scientific fact) but if you have one as your protagonist, they need a redeeming quality or two."
‑ Jenna Scherer, Time Out New York
"The script is short on details and insight, and when asked to comment on this condition - or the script's sketch of a culture on the cusp of the Internet revolution - the film, like its dirtbag protagonist, just shrugs."
‑ Annlee Ellingson, Los Angeles Times
""Milkshake" sucks all the flavor out of a tasty premise ..."
‑ Rob Nelson, Variety
"The fact that Jolie isn't very likable would be less of a problem if this film were actually funny, but his selfish disregard for those around him only ends up making us feel bad for the people who care about him."
‑ Sherrie Li, Village Voice
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