Buy It Now
Buy It Now (2005)

Inevitably recalling Jean Eustache in his 1977 festival short A Dirty Story, Antonio G. Campos's Buy it Now seizes upon a sensationalistic apocryphal event - that of a 16 year old Manhattanite who opts to sell off her virginity on eBay… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 1, 2005
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Ben Walters
Time Out

Campos establishes a complex nexus of contemporary social and aesthetic concerns with impressive economy and Logan's double performance is strong.

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Derek Malcolm
This is London

The film at least says something about her troubled adolescent life. It may be significant that Campos's previous film was called Puberty.

Paul Arendt
BBC.com

Punches well above its weight.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

There's a certain genius to this two-part feature that forces us to examine our culture in twisted, complicated ways.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

It's almost an object lesson on how enlarging a short film can be messed up. What a pity that Antonio Campos could not have found a way to start from scratch and grow and develop his story more satisfyingly.

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Anna Smith
Empire Magazine

As a portrait of our consumer-obsessed society through the eyes of an alienated teen, you'll buy into this from the first frame.

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Andrea Kurland
Little White Lies

The Pussycat Dolls must burn on a flaming heap of celeb mags. It's societies only salvation, seriously.

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Wendy Ide
Times [UK]

At just over an hour in length and divided starkly into two halves, Buy It Now is a real oddity.It's raw, real and rather effective as a comment on consumerism and alienation in society.

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Collin Souter
eFilmCritic.com

But It Now accomplishes so much in one hour that I wouldn't be surprised if media arts teachers across the country used it as a springboard for class discussion.

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