Groove (film)

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Groove Poster.jpg
Groove Promotional Movie Poster
Directed by Greg Harrison
Produced by Greg Harrison
Written by Greg Harrison
Music by Scott Hardkiss (song and end theme)
Cinematography Matthew Irving
Edited by Greg Harrison
Distributed by Sony Pictures Classics
Release date
  • 2000 (2000)
Running time
86 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $500,000 (estimated)

Groove is a 2000 American film directed by Greg Harrison. It portrays one night in the San Francisco underground rave scene. Through a single email, the word spreads that a huge rave is going to take place in an abandoned warehouse. John Digweed has a cameo as himself and also contributed to the soundtrack with Nick Muir, under their production alias Bedrock.


Groove tells the story of an all-night rave. The film is broken up into segments by which DJ is spinning and features real-life DJs Forest Green, WishFM, Polywog, and Digweed. It follows David Turner (Hamish Linklater), who becomes a reluctant raver when his brother Colin (Denny Kirkwood) drags him to the rave.



After being turned down by studios for funding, production costs were met by selling shares of the film to investors similar to angel investment of a startup company.[1]


On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 57% based on 51 reviews, with a weighted average rating of 6.1/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Though high on energy and great techno tunes, Groove's characters and plotlines are too cliched to be engaging."[2] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 54 out of 100, based on 25 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[3]

See also[edit]

  • Go, another film about rave culture made a year earlier
  • Human Traffic, a UK film about the rave culture made the same year


  1. ^ Salon (2000) p.2
  2. ^ "Groove (2000)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved March 6, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Groove Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 6, 2018. 

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