American Milkshake
American Milkshake (2013)

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… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 6, 2013
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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

"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.

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Jenna Scherer
Time Out

Teenagers are jerks (it's a scientific fact) but if you have one as your protagonist, they need a redeeming quality or two.

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Annlee Ellingson
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Rob Nelson

"Milkshake" sucks all the flavor out of a tasty premise ...

Sherrie Li
Village Voice

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.

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Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage

It's a heightened reality based in truth that ultimately seems to glorify the actions I want to believe it's actually trying to vilify.

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