Before she goes back to being a vegetarian vampire and he maybe-maybe-not transforms into a werewolf, “Twilight”‘s Ashley Greene and “Red Riding Hood”‘s Shiloh Fernandez lace up their 80s duds to play best friends growing up together, on the verge of adulthood but feeling as if they’re caught between getting there and staying young, as teenagers tend to do, in “Skateland”, directed by Anthony Burns. She has big ambitions and wants out of their small-town life, which mainly revolves around hanging out at the local roller rink. He works there and is perfectly content to drift through life as he has so far, despite the fact that his talent as a writer could take him to great heights if he applied himself. When Skateland closes, everyone is forced to reexamine their lives and decide where they want to go next. Standard indie coming-of-age fare, but its of-the-moment cast should make it worthy of taking a look.
“Skateland” hits theaters more than a year after its debut at 2010′ Sundance Film Festival, on March 25, 2011. It’s not always a good sign when a movie doesn’t find distribution until so long after its premiere, but check out the trailer below (which doesn’t look bad, actuallly) and judge for yourself.