Reviewed by: Andre Manseau
What's it about
A group of out of control teens are sent to a far off military camp to be reprogrammed into the teens their parents want them to be.
Is it good movie?
The film mainly follows Sophie (Kunis),a very outspoken teen who manages to piss off her equally outspoken step-father to the point that he gets her signed up to a military rehabilitation camp to straighten her out. We watch her go through the programs that Dr. Hail (Stormare) believes will help the kids, as delusional as he may be he thinks heís helping. She is resistant to everything Hail tries with her. Meanwhile Sophieís boyfriend finds out what happened to her and gets himself transported to the very same place sheís at in order to rescue her.
It goes beyond just these two as we are also witness to other teens who are subjected to all sorts of ďhelpĒ sessions which could be anything from verbal abuse to beatings. There are guards who arenít so much there to help but just there to do whatever they want, one guard in particular goes so far as raping a girl when he decides their deal of helping her out in exchange for blowjobs isnít enough. Things go to hell pretty quick on this island.
For those that donít know (or havenít seen lesser versions of such camps on TV shows like Maury) these camps actually are real and thatís a primary focus of the movie, to show people that these places exist and are free to do whatever they want because parents give their consent. It really grounds the film in reality and never oversteps that boundary.
Video / Audio
It comes off as a prison movie on an island, but with an interesting script and an all around great group of actors, the movie surprised me and Iím sure it will surprise others as well.