I Do Movies Badly: I Think We’re Alone Now
It’s thirteen minutes before any words are spoken in I Think We’re Alone Now but, by that time, we already know all we need to about the film’s main character, his world, and how he sees his role in it. If you’re unfamiliar with “film grammar,” then you’ve no better introduction than this Reed Morano film.
I was not a fan of I Think We’re Alone Now. Introducing another high-concept premise that late in the film is a terrible idea. The same screenwriter has also written Cory Finley’s “Bad Education”, which has gotten much better reviews, and I suppose having a true story to adapt prevented him from doing something similarly nonsensical. Even the material before that twist was just ok.