Under the Radar DVD of the Week: 'Beware the Gonzo'
This week, the oddest DVD to appear on release lists is:
“Beware the Gonzo”
Hunter S. Thompson meets “Revenge of the Nerds” in the smart but snarky teen-angst comedy “Beware the Gonzo,” due out on DVD Tuesday.
This feature directing debut by Bryan Goluboff (who penned the script for 1995’s “The Basketball Diaries”) might be slightly behind the curve when it comes to modern students and their interaction with media. It does, after all, concern a hotshot reporter for the school newspaper (they still have those?) at a tony New York prep school.
That reporter is Eddie “Gonzo” Gilman (Ezra Miller of “We Need to Talk About Kevin”), whose big investigative piece is sabotaged by his school paper’s snooty, insufferably popular editor, Garvin (Jesse McCartney).
In retaliation, Eddie goes underground and starts an alternative newspaper, The Gonzo Files, that speaks up for the school’s freaks and geeks, targets the hypocrisy of the elite snobs and rankles the starchy reserve of the administration.
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