Wildwood, N.J the Movie

The internet has made film watching and discovery a joy. Where else but on the web would I have had a chance to discover the documentary, Wildwood, NJ? A film that was released before the web was in full effect and that for some how evaded by vision for 15 years. The movie, which was finished in 1994, but was never officially “released”, is a camera on the boardwalk look at the people, but mostly women who were at the Wildwood, NJ Boardwalk in 1992.

The film is unapologetic and honest look at the women who I grew up with and you get to see some of them at their most candid moments. I know many will attempt to enjoy this on an ironic level, but just stop and listen for a second and you will start to see the patterns of these young people’s lives and you just may be moved.

Here are some scenes from the film:

The movie will not be easy to find at your local video store, but you can order it from the filmmaker at Ruthless Films. I suggested it to NetFlix as something they should carry and I suggest you do the same.

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2 thoughts on “Wildwood, N.J the Movie

  1. Jay says:

    I lived in Wildwood and was about 13 that Summer, I totally knew people like that. Thank goodness they finally shook of the leftover 80’s by now!

  2. Momika says:

    love that you have done this….summer of 92 was my last real summer as a kid in wildwood. I was working at the “haunted trailer” on moreys, lived in the 26th street cottage with my friends, partied, scared, hung out, graduated HIgh School, loved, and on the 4th of july got knocked up. After that I traveled with my best friend but moved back to wildwood last year. Home is where my heart is and that is down the shore……

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