"Social Misfits is a movie you can pretty much enjoy if you take the characters into account individually. I say this
because, in general, the film's pretty stagnant. The writing was dull (even awful at times); some of the acting was questionable;
the motives of the film are rather contradicting; the music was terrible and could have done better.
There are some good points, too. Some of the other acting, in particular by Damon, De La Fuente, Tann, and Huett, was wonderful.
However, it is Charlie Talbert's short "moment" that truly saves this film. He plays Kyle the Klepto in this film and his
performance, though short, is magical to watch. His starring role was in "Angus" (1995), of which he was terrific in, and
he's just as terrific, charming, charismatic, and tender as he was in this film... perhaps better. This should be appreciated
since Talbert is very rarely seen in any films.
The concept of having a smorgasbord of misfit kids shipped off by their parents and locked up in a room for two days is
quite intriguing in itself. However, I'm not sure if the behavior the writer intended to show was really the appropriate one.
There's no real closure; there's no real sense of ambiguity, either. It is implied out of little that these kids do in fact
change. Even though their behavior is undeniably relevant for today, the writer fails to deliver it in a credible manner.
All-in-all, it's a decent film to rent. If you have any favorite star in this film, like Charlie for me, then go ahead
and buy it. Otherwise, spare yourself."