Young & Wild

Young & Wild

Director: Marialy Rivas

Cast: Alicia Rodriguez, Aline Küppenheim, Maria Gracia Omegna

     
 

A horny Santiago teen from a devoutly religious family attempts to reconcile her rigid faith with her rampaging hormones by documenting her sexual fantasies and experiences in a popular blog dubbed "Young and Wild." Seventeen-year-old Daniela (Alicia Rodríguez) comes from a family of evangelical Christians. Obsessed with sex, sheSee more details below

Overview

A horny Santiago teen from a devoutly religious family attempts to reconcile her rigid faith with her rampaging hormones by documenting her sexual fantasies and experiences in a popular blog dubbed "Young and Wild." Seventeen-year-old Daniela (Alicia Rodríguez) comes from a family of evangelical Christians. Obsessed with sex, she starts a new blog where she can indulge her wildest fantasies and document her budding sex life. Though Daniela's handsome boyfriend Tomas is the kind of clean-cut boy any parent would want their daughter to date, lately her thoughts keep drifting to her cute co-worker Antonia. Meanwhile, every time she prays, she pleads with God not to let her parents learn of her salacious online exploits.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
Sex. God. Love. Death. These are difficult, sticky topics for adults, so imagine trying to come to terms with them if you're an incessantly horny 17-year-old girl from a strict Evangelical family, caught in a love triangle while your free-spirited aunt, the only person who seems to understand you, slowly succumbs to cancer. If you're up for a frank exploration of such emotionally charged material, you don't have to imagine it; Marialy Rivas has done the work for you in Young & Wild. The movie stars Alicia Rodríguez as Daniela, a probable nymphomaniac who, just a few weeks shy of taking college entrance exams, gets kicked out of her religious school for having sex. Her mother, already in a constant state of irritation with her, threatens to send her on a boat around the world to do missionary work, but Daniela's sympathetic aunt -- weak from chemotherapy -- talks the mom out of this drastic step. Instead, Daniela goes to work for a local Evangelical TV station, where she eventually begins simultaneous affairs with co-workers Tomás (Felipe Pinto) and Antonia (María Gracia Omegna). Daniela expresses her nonstop sexual desires in a blog that gives the film its name, and Rivas, making her feature-length directorial debut, artfully includes shots of Daniela's readers commenting. This is one of the first films that captures both the sense of community and the utter pointlessness of so much online chatter. Because her family's devout religious beliefs keep her from maintaining any degree of closeness with them, it makes sense that this troubled girl would pour her heart out in a blog, and that strangers would eat up her every scintillating word. This Chilean film deals graphically and honestly with teens having sex, and American audiences unused to being confronted with such explicit material may not be able to shake their discomfort enough to appreciate Rivas' accomplishments here. There are few explorations of a female character as complex as Daniela, and Young & Wild never blinks while looking deep inside the soul of a character who seems compelled to take pleasure wherever she can find it, in part because she's just beginning to understand how hard life is. The movie ends with Daniela mulling over 1 Corinthians 13:11, the famous Bible verse about becoming an adult and putting away childish things, and Daniela coming to a conclusion that is disheartening but, as we've seen, entirely true for her. There aren't too many 17-year-olds who have any understanding of what they want or need, and Young & Wild turns out to be about that complicated time in anyone's life. It's a portrait of a lost soul, who burns with enough passion that we believe she just might find herself, even if right now that seems like an impossibility to her.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/30/2013
UPC:
0030306985091
Original Release:
2011
Rating:
NR
Source:
Ifc Independent Film
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:35:00
Sales rank:
33,620

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Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alicia Rodriguez Daniela
Aline Küppenheim Teresa
Maria Gracia Omegna Antonia
Felipe Pinto Tomás
Alejandro Goic Raimundo Ramírez
Ingrid Isensee Isabel
Tomas de Pablo Cristóbal Ramírez
Pablo Krögh Josué
Hernan Lacalle Pastor Simón
Andrea García-Huidobro Julia Ramírez
Camile Hirane Barbage

Technical Credits
Marialy Rivas Director,Screenwriter
Gonzalo Aravena Animator
Sergio Armstrong Cinematographer
Pablo Bahamandez Costumes/Costume Designer
Andrea Carrasco-Stuven Executive Producer
Andrea Chignoli Editor
Juan Ignacio Correa Executive Producer
Roberto Espinoza Sound/Sound Designer
Maria-Jose Viera Gallo Screenwriter
Polin Garbizu Art Director
Camila Gutierrez Screenwriter
Mariane Hartard Executive Producer
Elisa Hormazabal Costumes/Costume Designer
Pablo Larrain Producer
Juan de Dios Larraín Producer
Moira Miller Casting
Patricio Molina Animator
Pedro Peirano Screenwriter
Sebastian Sepulveda Editor,Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Young & Wild
1. Opening Credits [10:09]
2. In the Beginning [8:10]
3. Lake of Fire [8:20]
4. Evil Face [7:23]
5. Humble Hearts [9:13]
6. Kind of Happy [8:03]
7. Staircases of Sin [7:28]
8. Fear or Confusion? [7:36]
9. First Contestant [7:46]
10. Get Baptized [7:19]
11. Through A Glass [8:52]
12. Ending Credits [4:43]

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