LIZA, LIZA, SKIES ARE GREY REVIEWED
“Liza, Liza, Skies Are Grey” is a coming-of-age movie about finding love and traveling. That being said, all I remember are the many, many scenes at the beach. Period bikinis are quite fetching, even when YA style dialogue fills the air. The 1966 era is treated like set dressing on the film. There are a lot of media clips about Civil Rights and The Vietnam War dropped into the movie. But, they all pale in comparison to the skeevy older guy hitting on the female lead.
Discussions about hippies and finding yourself keep giving way to the same constant. This is a movie about a young girl wanting to have consequence free sex. While that was revolutionary for its time, shooting a movie like that in the modern era brings up other things. Specifically, everyone around our lead keeps suffering. Yet, all she wants to do is plow her boyfriend and make time on his motorcycle. Naturally, it’s a baby boomer fantasy.
Baby boomer fantasies aren’t all bad. It’s just that one has to realize that they have no grounding in reality. These oddities exist to conceptualize a difficult time into something that works for the individual. Do you disagree? Well, show “The Sandlot” to a kid born after 9/11 and gauge their response.
- Not Rated
- 1 hr and 26 mins
- Gravitas Ventures
RELEASE DATE: 8/18/17
- Film Score - 85%85%
The Plot Thus Far
A coming-of-age California motorcycle road trip set in the 60’s, combining elements of “Romeo & Juliet” and “The Odyssey”.