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Empire Records
1995
 
This Allan Moyle comedy -- which ultimately gained cult status among die-hard fans -- captures a day in the life of a record store that doubles as a meeting place for young slackers, dreamers and doers. When a clerk (Rory Cochrane) gambles away the store's cash, the boss (Anthony LaPaglia) tries to recoup his losses. Meanwhile, flirty Gina (Renee Zellweger) provides a counterpoint to love-struck Corey (Liv Tyler), who's crushing on a co-worker.
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Comedy
 
Too much teenage angst for me. Some portions acted very well, other parts poorly. Enjoyed LaPaglia's devotion to the kids and Cochrane's deadpan but mesmerizing delivery best.
 
Like a modern version of The Breakfast Club this fun character piece has a great cast and an excellent soundtrack.
 
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