STREETS OF LEGEND

Content:

(PaPa, C, B, LLL, VV, SS, N, A, DD, M) Strong, mixed pagan worldview with lots of cursing, but sympathetic heroine is not seen fornicating despite her cheating boyfriend and she is a Catholic who prays to the Holy Father and God in one or two scenes (at least one before candles with a small statue of the Virgin Mary) and makes the sign of the Cross in one scene, also, young man's father shows concern for his street racing and seems like a positive role model for son and son's new girlfriend; at least 187 mostly strong obscenities; strong violence with some blood such as fighting, much dangerous street racing, young man pulls knife and stabs another young man, angry drivers play chicken and crash their cars, and implied rape after young man hits young woman and forces her to lie down; strong sexual content, especially in depicted but obscured oral sex, and implied rape; upper male nudity but no sexual nudity; alcohol use and implied drinking and driving; smoking and marijuana use; and, street racing, young man gets lots of tickets for speeding because of his street racing, man escapes from prison, man tries to cheat on drug test.

Summary:

STREETS OF LEGEND is a very low-budget, gritty urban tragedy about two star-crossed lovers in Los Angeles who meet during a night of street racing on the mean streets of that city. Though the script needs improvement, STREETS OF LEGEND is compelling and innovative, despite its low budget, but it contains plenty of strong foul language, strong but brief sexual content and marijuana smoking.

Review:

STREETS OF LEGEND is a very low-budget, gritty, urban tragedy about two star-crossed lovers in Los Angeles who meet during a night of street racing on the mean streets of that city. Shot in an experimental style, especially during the night-time scenes, the movie tells the story of Derek, a white street racer from the high desert who races down the same streets as his father before him. The movie opens with Noza’s childhood sweetheart, Chato, cheating on her. Noza finds out about the cheating, and Chato goes back to the prison farm when he tries to cheat on his regular drug test. When Chato finds out that Noza is seeing Derek, he escapes the prison farm to reclaim her.

STREETS OF LEGEND is compelling, despite its low budget. Its unique camerawork establishes an innovative mood. The cast also does a good job, though the script could be a little better. Noza, the sympathetic heroine, is seen as fairly chaste, despite her boyfriend’s cheating. She is also a Catholic who prays to God the Father in one scene. The movie contains excessive foul language, however, and some strong sexual content. Its worldview is mixed, therefore. Thus, MOVIEGUIDE® advises more than just extreme caution.

In Brief:

IN BRIEF: STREETS OF LEGEND is a very low-budget tragedy about two star-crossed lovers in Los Angeles who meet during a night of street racing on the mean streets of that city. Shot in an experimental style, especially during the night-time scenes, the movie tells the story of Derek, a white street racer from the desert who races down the same streets as his father before him. The movie opens with Noza's childhood sweetheart, Chato, cheating on her. Noza finds out about the cheating, and Chato goes back to the prison farm when he tries to cheat on his regular drug test. When Chato finds out that Noza is seeing Derek, he escapes the prison farm to reclaim her. STREETS OF LEGEND is compelling, despite its low budget. Its unique camerawork establishes an innovative mood. The cast also does a good job, though the script could be better. Noza, the sympathetic heroine, is seen as fairly chaste, despite her boyfriend's cheating. She is also a Catholic who prays to God the Father in one scene. The movie contains excessive foul language, however, and strong sexual content. MOVIEGUIDE®, therefore, advises more than just extreme caution