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Detention [DVD] [2011]

  • SKU: 20309149
  • Release Date: 07/31/2012
  • Rating: R

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

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    • Making of Detention


    A handful of high-school students struggle to make it through senior year without dying in this manic satire of teen-themed slasher flicks and youth comedies. Riley (Shanley Caswell) is a clever but cynical social outcast at Grizzly Lake High School, and she's the unrequited love object of Sander (Aaron David Johnson), who is even less popular and more sexually frustrated than she is. Meanwhile, ironically named hipster Clapton (Josh Hutcherson) is head over heels for Ione (Spencer Locke), a beautiful but self-obsessed cheerleader. All four are waiting out their final year of high school, but it's anyone's guess if they'll see graduation, as a serial killer known as CinderHella is on the loose and preying on Grizzly Lake's student body. The principal (Dane Cook) is certain CinderHella is a disgruntled student and figures he can keep the prom from turning into a bloodbath by putting the likely suspects in all-day detention on the day of the big dance, but obviously that doesn't go as he planned. Meanwhile, various students struggle with shape-shifting, contract flesh-eating diseases, discover time travel, and fall victim to a gang making porn videos on school grounds. Directed by Joseph Kahn (who makes an uncharitable reference to his own directorial debut in the early reels), Detention received its world premiere at the 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Josh Hutcherson
      Josh Hutcherson - Clapton Davis
    • Shanley Caswell
      Shanley Caswell - Riley Jones
    • Spencer Locke
      Spencer Locke - Ione
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      Aaron David Johnson - Sander Sanderson
    • Dane Cook
      Dane Cook - Principal Verge

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    Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      An acquired taste

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This movie easily falls into the love it or hate it category. Personally I found it an off beat, all over the place, sci-fi, horror/comedy. It totally depends on your sense of humor. I have no guilt in admitting to be the lowest common denominator when it comes to mindless entertainment. I like my 'high-brow' movies as well, but sometimes you just want to shut your mind off and veg out. If you are unsure, give it a rent, and if it's your cup of tea (like it was mine) then pick it up.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      If you like Weird!


      If you like weird and I do you will like this movie. This movie description is better than the one I read before watching it. It is extremely random and all over the place. If you need movies to make sense than this one will drive you nuts. If you like crazy and hilarious then this movies for you. I really do love this movie but its not for everyone. Again I can't stress enough it's WEIRD! Also if you like this watch "John Dies at the End"!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great movie, but already aging

      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This is one of the oddest films I've seen. While it's hardly a masterpiece, it made for a very entertaining view. However, you can tell it is a product of the times and meant to stay in our time by its references (e.g. you can't make a Ke$ha joke in a film if you expect it to be relevant ten years from now). That said, it's well worth a viewing, but I'd recommend watching it before it feels "old"!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Fun, mindless movie

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This is a fun movie on the vein of Edgar Wright style on Scott Pilgrim vs the world. Is a little all over the place but it will make you laugh and think "What did I just see"

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Just kind of a routine horror movie.

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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      A good movie to have if you have to have them all.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      It's a fun film, but I know it's not for everyone

      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      It's a crazy film of different genres that I love.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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