Das Wilde Leben (Eight Miles High!)
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Das Wilde Leben (Eight Miles High!)
A Munich teen achieves worldwide fame as the embodiment of sexual freedom in the 1960s after romancing some of the biggest rock stars on the planet and rising to stardom as a successful supermodel in this biographical musical drama centering on the eventful life of Uschi Obermaier. Until she arrived at the legendary Berlin "Kommune 1," Obermaier (Natalia Avelon) was just your typical German teen. All of that would quickly change, however, as Obermaier entered into a heated affair with leader Rainer Langhans (Matthias Schweighofer), appeared on the covers of Playboy and Stern, and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 44%

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"It has few human insights, and those of the most obvious kind. But it is not boring. That goes for something."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Has little to offer beyond titillation and pretty landscapes."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Refreshingly, a '60's nostalgia trip from the self-indulgent point of view of the German template for the beautiful-naked-model-bedding-chauvinist-rock-god formula."
‑ Nora Lee Mandel, Film-Forward.com
"The events on display have been covered%u2014over and over and over again."
‑ Lewis Beale, Film Journal International
"A cautionary tale about the acute discontent and loneliness that comes from a constant craving for new and exotic experiences."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The attractive but bird-brained German biopic Eight Miles High brings up the question of tone, and it never comes close to answering it. The film's tone is utterly indistinct, beyond fatuous adoration of its subject."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"Like most flower-power nostalgia trips, Eight Miles High has the irksome effect of reminding the audience " whether too young or too square " that it missed out on the grooviest moment in history, man. But as these things go, this one goes with"
‑ Nathan Lee, New York Times
"Once your main character walks into a room and finds her boyfriend cheating on her with another woman while a chimpanzee in a dress looks on, you've pretty much lost your shot at a serious movie."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"You will marvel at just how naked the beautiful and talented Natalia Avelon remains scene after scene."
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"If most of the film locates Obermeier's quest for freedom in a series of surprisingly drab drug-fueled hookups, then the final section generates slightly greater interest by suggesting an alternate route of exploration."
‑ Andrew Schenker, Slant Magazine
"Eight Miles High, based on the memoirs of Uschi Obermaier, wants to be both a tangy piece of Eurosleaze and an overview of one woman's transformations from the heady days of the 1960s onward."
‑ Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
"Notwithstanding the occasional unintended guffaw, Obermaier's fabulous life is resoundingly unexciting."
‑ Sam Adams, AV Club
"Natalia Avelon is great to look at - either naked or in see-through clothes - and that's enough to merit 8 Miles High! a three-star-rating."
‑ Marcy Dermansky, About.com
"A movie filled with unintentional humor. Enjoyable in its cartoonish way like R. Crumb's hippies."
‑ Louis Proyect, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"Adiafora epifaneiaki syrrafi highlights (kai lowlights) ap' tin tarahodi zoi tis Ushi Obermaier, dihos idiaitero noima, i sygkekrimeno stoho."
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
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