Generation Um... Review
Keanu Reeves is an interesting actor. He's not an actor I particularly get excited for when he's attached to projects. I find him very boring, he always seems half asleep in all of his movies. Some of his movies I have enjoyed, like "Speed," or "The Matrix movies" but Reeves himself is the definition of dull. I laughed to myself as I watched "Generation Um..." because the title fits Reeves' personality perfectly.
The film isn't much better. A chauffeur for escorts decides to steal a camera one night and make a video of him hanging out with his escort friends. Everything that goes down at the party; good, bad, indifferent, gets recorded. Yep, that's pretty much the whole movie. Before Keanu gets around to stealing the camera, there is 48 minutes of his character sitting around sad, followed by small montages of his ladyfriends doing drugs in there apartment and acting silly.
That's pretty much the whole movie, the movie defines Keanu Reeves in a nutshell, this is so lifelessly dull that I felt my life slipping away with each passing moment. The premise for this movie is lame and nothing effective is done with it. The film just runs along with motivation to be anything exciting. All this movie amounts to is a bunch of unlikable people indulging in lots of bad behavior.
This is going to be the shortest review I have written yet on this blog. That's because this was such a painful, numbing experience that I have very little to say about it. Keanu Reeves is Keanu Reeves in this movie, a big slob of drab. The girls he hangs out with aren't much better, coming off as the regular type you see in movies with escorts. Nothing interesting happens before the point in which Keanu steals the camera to the end of the film. He literally stares into the camera to boring effect.
This is a one big waste of time, and I plan to never come close to sitting through it again.
FINAL GRADE: F