NEVER GOIN’ BACK

"High School Dropout Hijinks"

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Summary:

NEVER GOIN’ BACK is a comical slice of life story following two utterly amoral, frequently stoned teenage girls over the course of a week as they try to find illicit ways to make their rent money after blowing it on a beach vacation. Only sometimes amusing, NEVER GOIN’ BACK has a strong immoral and amoral pagan worldview, with strong homosexual references and undertones, drug abuse, constant foul language, and other lewd content.

Review:

NEVER GOIN’ BACK is a comical slice of life story following two utterly amoral, frequently stoned teenage girls over the course of a week as they try to find illicit ways to make their rent money after blowing it on a beach vacation. Only mildly amusing, NEVER GOIN’ BACK has a strong immoral and amoral pagan worldview, with strong homosexual references and undertones, drug abuse, constant foul language, and other lewd content.

Angela (Maia Mitchell) and Jessie (Camilla Morrone) are longtime best friends who live with Jessie’s idiot older brother and his friends, with no parents around. The brother and his friends are lazy stoners who sell marijuana to survive, while the girls are high school dropouts who work as waitresses in their small Texas town.

Jessie is depressed by her dead-end life and upcoming birthday, so Angela surprises her by buying them a weekend trip in the Gulf of Mexico town of Galveston. However, the problem is, she wasted their rent money on the trip. So, Jessie and Angela only have a week to work a bunch of shifts at the restaurant to make back the cash.

Making matters worse, they show up late and stoned at their job, so the manager cuts their hours, and they’re forced to scramble for other solutions. Thus, begins a shiftless and amoral (though sometimes funny, in spite of itself) series of misadventures as they strive to come up with the cash and avoid disaster.

Along the way, the girls get accidentally stoned on marijuana-laced brownies, swear constantly, discuss sex in graphically comic terms, hatch one illicit plan after another to steal or con the money from other people, and wind up having a gross gastrointestinal disaster in one scene because Jessie is afraid of using public toilets. Throughout the movie, it’s implied the girls have homosexual relations at least some of the time.

Only sometimes amusing, NEVER GOIN’ BACK is an extremely low-budget indie film by Writer/Director Augustine Ferrell, who says the movie is based on her own wild teenage years. The movie’s two lead actresses admittedly have comic zest, range, and good timing, but their comic abilities are wasted on utterly amoral, immoral garbage material. NEVER GOIN’ BACK has a strong immoral and amoral pagan worldview, with strong homosexual references and undertones, drug abuse, constant foul language, and other lewd content. There’s not one redeeming quality about any of the characters. NEVER GOIN’ BACK is a must to avoid for any discerning, media-wise viewer.

Content:

(PaPaPa, RoRo, HoHoHo, LLL, V, SS, N, AA, DDD, MMM):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Very strong amoral and immoral pagan worldview with strong Romantic elements plus very strong homosexual references;

Foul Language:
At least 270 obscenities (many “f” words) and 30 strong and light profanities, plus some scatological language, and teenage girl gets diarrhea and vomits all over store manager;

Violence:
Two drug dealers comically break into home, smash some objects, and steal a TV after they get ripped off by a girl’s brother who lives with her in the house with her girlfriend;

Sex:
No depicted sex scenes, but strong sexual content and references includes lots of graphic sex talk, two teenage girls sleep in same bed and ask each other on two or three occasions if they “wanna make out” and excitedly say yes before scene changes, two girls trick a fast-food cashier into having a threesome with them in exchange for the money in his cash drawer, brother’s male friend lusts after the two female teenage protagonists, and police officer asks three young men who are being busted for selling marijuana if they’re gay, and officer then reveals he’s proudly gay and then mentions a couple offensive homosexual practices, intending it to be comical when in reality it’s offensive;

Nudity:
Two teenage girls stick their bare buttocks up against car glass to “moon” another car briefly, plus two girls wear extremely skimpy panties on two or three occasions while lying in bed talking;

Alcohol Use:
One or two scenes of drunken partying in the background of heavy-duty drug use that’s comically portrayed;

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking but girl’s brother tries to sell a huge amount of marijuana, two girls smoke pot and snort cocaine, and two girls accidentally eat a pot-laced brownie that comically has them asking ridiculous questions for hours; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Extreme miscellaneous immorality includes girls and all of their friends are selfish, craven, terrible people who will lie, deceive and steal from others to get whatever they want whenever they want it, two girls lie to their manager at a restaurant about being able to work and leave him shorthanded and then fight with the nicer girl who fills in for them when they’re first missing, girls try to trick a friend into giving them all the cash in his register at his fast-food job in exchange for a sexual threesome they have no actual intention to provide, one girl is extremely rude to an older man who turns out to be the restaurant owner, and girls suffer no consequences for the immoral things they do.

In Brief:

NEVER GOIN’ BACK is a comical slice of life story following two utterly amoral, frequently stoned teenage girls. Angela and Jessie are longtime best friends who live with Jessie’s idiot older brother and his friends, with no parents around. The brother and his friends are lazy stoners who sell marijuana to survive, while the girls are high school dropouts who work as waitresses in their small Texas town. With Jessie depressed by her dead-end life and upcoming birthday, Angela surprises her by buying them a weekend trip in Galveston, Texas. However, Angela wasted their rent money on the trip. So, they only have a week to work a bunch of shifts at the restaurant to earn the rent money.

The two lead actresses have comic zest, range, and good timing, but their comic abilities are wasted on utterly amoral, immoral material. NEVER GOIN’ BACK has a strong immoral and amoral pagan worldview, with strong homosexual references and undertones, drug abuse, constant foul language, and other lewd content. There’s not one redeeming quality about any of the characters in NEVER GOIN’ BACK.