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Review: OMG/Hahaha

An ambitious attempt to incorporate new media
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 6, 2009
2.5 2.5 Stars


VIDEO: The trailer for OMG/Hahaha

If e-mail or cellphones don't prove the downfall of film, maybe it will be text-messaging or blogs. Morgan Jon Fox's collection of vignettes about parents and children not getting along takes its title from the former and its structure from the latter, a video blog created by a teenager who wants to be the "John Hughes of the MySpace generation."

The film, I'm happy to say, doesn't achieve that, and neither does it succumb to the neat connections of the Crash school of multi-narrative that it also resembles. Instead, it throws together a loose assortment of improvised sketches of varying quality, most of which deal with a coterie of gay and bi and otherwise hip kids hanging around a coffee shop. But there's also that 100-year-old woman in bunny ears giving away ice cream.

Fox hasn't quite gotten his act together, but his ambitious attempt to incorporate the new media and his eye for emotional truth suggest a notable talent.

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