The Gathering DVD Review


The Gathering DVD Review

The Gathering DVD Review

Cast: Jessica Featherby, Madison Pelzer
Producers: Janet Armarego and Nick Heydon
Genre: Drama, Documentary
Rated: Warning: This film contains frequent coarse language and adult themes.
Running Time: 27 minutes

Synopsis: When Jess and Matt's parents go away for a weekend and they are left to their own devices, everything seems to be perfect. Matt leaves the house and leaves Jess and her friend Georgia alone with alcohol. They are underage, and he figures that it is the easiest way to get them off his back. Little did he know that Jess and Georgia were planning a party and it would be a party that would change all of their lives forever.

Verdict: Being a teen in the target audience, I had seen many movies like 'The Gathering'. I though that the normal, 'Don't Binge Drink' and 'Don't Drink While Underage' messages would be present and it would be like any other resource. But it wasn't! 'The Gathering' shocks you, and makes it more of a reality than some of the other movies on the same topic. Although there are many different sub-topics in the movie, like sexual abuse and violence, the main cause and problem is the alcohol. It made me uncomfortable to watch and it made me realise that this actually goes on! I believe 'The Gathering' has achieved what it set out to do, and I recommend that every teacher, parent and teenager watch it.
Rating: *****
Morgan Sutherland

Release Date: 2nd of March 2011
Website: www.melvillecity.com.au/thegathering


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