Indie Gems: Normal Adolescent Behavior
Oh by the way..Havoc 2
When NAB was released on DVD, they changed the name to include Havoc 2. Even though this movie has absolutely nothing to do with the original. The plots are not even similar. The only connections are teens that are having sex.
Wendy (Amber Tamblyn) and 5 of her friends have one big open relationship. They want to avoid the typical heartbreak and drama of high school, so they stick together and are essentially a rotating set of friends with benefits. They were once a group of 8, but two members left because they only wanted to be with each other. The group now shuns them. Wendy meets Sean (Ashton Holmes) and she's torn between starting a relationship with him, and leaving her friends. Billie (Kelli Garner) who is also part of the group doesn't want Wendy to ruin what they have.
This isn't 5 star film making, but I actually thought the movie was really interesting. The idea of 6 friends having an open relationship like that was different and intriguing. It made me wonder if something like that could actually work. I came across this film at a video store, and I rented it because I like Garner and Tamblyn. There's been a lot of confusion with it, aside from the title change. Lifetime also airs a this film occasionally, but it's heavily edited due to it's R rating. So much is taken out in fact, that the movie doesn't make a whole lot of sense. If you do seek out this film, I strongly urge you to find the DVD and not watch it on Cable.
Grade: C+ (Yes, a lower rating. I acknowledge it's not the best movie out there, but I still found it really interesting.)
Memorable Quote: "They meant something to me." - Wendy (Amber Tamblyn)