The Young Unknown
The Young Unknown (2000)

Four friends have an unpleasant afternoon when two let their egos get the better of them in this independent drama. Charlie (Devon Gummersall) is an aspiring filmmaker with lots of ideas but little to show for them. He is house-sitting for… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 12, 2000
DVD Release Date: February 21, 2006
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Consensus: A movie about uninteresting people doing uninteresting things.

Hank Sartin
Chicago Reader

This bleak little drama started as a play, and I'd bet that even onstage it felt contrived.

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Andrew O'Hehir

Jelski's casting is daring, in its way, and I wish more American filmmakers would follow her example.

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Scott Weinberg

Feels like a pity-party for a few spoiled jerks who, all things considered, don't really merit 90 minutes of my undivided attention.

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Joe Leydon

Destined for well-deserved obscurity.

Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

The writing and the lead performance of Devon Gummersall in Catherine Jelski's The Young Unknowns makes this spoiled rich kid movie almost tolerable.

Jay Antani
Los Angeles Alternative

[an] eloquent, damning case against American culture and family

Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

First-time director Catherine Jelski dredges up every cliche about druggy, obnoxious dreamers on the fringes of Hollywood and assumes that said cliches have the power to shock and surprise.

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Kevin M. Williams
Chicago Tribune

There is nothing to redeem this movie, and no real reason to see it.

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Kim Morgan

Within this haze of drug abuse, cockiness and hollowness, we're supposed to feel for our young, spoiled protagonist. Sadly, what we mostly feel is the pain of our eyes constantly rolling in our heads.

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