August 20, 2004 (Limited)
Rated R for language, sexual references, teen drug and alcohol use
Set in a small Oregon town where secrets are hard to keep and lies even harder, Mean Creek flows with a simple elegance of truth and consequences as it follows a crisis in the lives of its teen characters, keenly directed by first-timer Jacob Aaron Estes.
The journey within begins as a plot for playful payback on a local troublemaker; the journey onscreen begins with a river, as a ragtag group of troubled-and-not teenagers set out...
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The Culkin brothers continue their trend of starring in quality independent films with "Mean Creek," a morality tale about the lengths you would go to get revenge and what you would do if you achieved those lengths. This time, it's young Rory Culkin, best known for "Signs," who has the lead spot among a cast of teenagers, or at least people who are playing teenagers. Full movie review »