At least it was better than The Garbage Pail Kids Movie.
A fantastic little story about teenage girls who try to learn a few rock songs in advance of a school festival. It doesn't sound like much on paper, but it is beautifully executed on screen: characters who are quirky and unique but have depth, an unobtrusive and bare-bones filmmaking style that nevertheless seems to always find director Yamashita picking the right shot, and fantastic music. Listen to the title track as performed by the film's actresses and as performed by…
Adding this week's How Did This Get Made entry:
I'd actually seen this before at a Midnight Movie event about 10 years ago. Why did I see it? Because apparently (totally unbeknownst to me) women of my generation have all seen this movie and were completely obsessed with it as pre-teens. My then-girlfriend (now wife) wanted to go see it, and my sister and best friend's girlfriend were also more than game, because they all knew this movie (which I'd…