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What We Do Is Secret

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(No longer in theaters)
  • Rating: R — for drug use, language and brief sexuality
  • Director: Rodger Grossman   Cast: Shane West, Bijou Phillips, Rick Gonzalez, Noah Segan, Ashton Holmes
  • Running Time: 92 minutes
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Rodger Grossman


Vision Films

Release Date

Aug 8, 2008

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This fast-paced biopic about the short-lived seventies Los Angeles punk band the Germs has a tough job, selling a still somewhat obscure band as worthy of the treatment without making the whole thing feel exploitative and overblown. Yet somehow, it works: The amateur vibe suits the subject matter, and the young castóincluding Shane West as suicidal singer Darby Crash and Bijou Phillips as Lorna Doomórises to the challenge.