Better Luck Tomorrow
Better Luck Tomorrow review
A film closely based on the Stuart Tay, a teenager from California, by four Sunny Hills High School honor students during the early 90’s. Manibag is a cashier, Virgil is his friend, Han is Virgil’s cousin who digs girls. Ben admires Stephanie and become lab partners. Steve is Stephanie’s boyfriend and Daric is the senior valedictorian and the president of nearly every student club. Ben and his new set of friends perform criminal activities. Only reservations I had were how their names don’t match their ethnicity (ex. Vandergosh and Manibag). Screenplay was well-written, smart and thought-provoking with lines from Ben – “There’s no turning back.” Daric - “Who cares what other people think.” Steve - “You sure have a choice.” “Everyone needs a wake-up call.” and “Breaking the cycle.” The humor was surprisingly good and performances believable. Since it’s an MTV production choices of the soundtrack were fantastic. Topics on decisions, substance abuse, theft, violence, relationships, acceptance and race were exhibited. Better Luck Tomorrow was cleverly directed (from the Fast Five director), intellectual, morally realistic and entertaining.