|Directed by||Larry Clark|
|Produced by||Larry Clark|
|Written by||Larry Clark|
Yunior Usualdo Panameno
|Edited by||Alex Blatt|
Wassup Rockers is a 2005 film directed by Larry Clark.
Wassup Rockers is about a group of Guatemalan American and Salvadoran American teenagers in South Los Angeles who, instead of conforming to the hip hop culture of their gang-infested neighborhood, wear tight pants, listen to punk rock, and ride skateboards. Avoiding the violence of their dangerous home turf is an everyday challenge. The climax of the film occurs out on a skate-ride around Beverly Hills, California. Racial tension fumes the air of Beverly Hills as the pack of skaters effortlessly manages to coincidentally run into trouble. Janice Dickinson makes an appearance in the film as a rich alcoholic divorcee whose Spanish-speaking maid help Los Rockers & fashion designer Jeremy Scott appears as a photographer.
Film critic Roger Ebert gave Wassup Rockers a "thumbs up" rating on the June 25, 2006 broadcast of the television show Ebert & Roeper. But his co-host, Richard Roeper, gave the movie a "thumbs (way) down", emphasizing Larry Clark's apparent fascination with shirtless, adolescent males. Roeper argued, "When a colleague told me I was about to see a new film from Larry Clark, the director of Bully and Kids, I said, 'I wonder how many scenes will pass before we get shirtless teenage boys?' That's one of Clark's rather disturbing obsessions."
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