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Lords of Dogtown

Stacy Peralta's documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys was the definitive snapshot of the mid-'70s skater culture in Southern California. For those who prefer a little less reality, however, Peralta has penned a narrative version of the story directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen) and starring the likes of Heath Ledger, Johnny Knoxville, Emile Hirsch and Nikki Reed. Unfortunately, what worked in the documentary doesn't translate so well into a feature film. While the skateboarding is still exciting, the story itself lacks drama. I mean, these kids came up with a slightly different form of skateboarding, but that's hardly on par with the life of Lawrence of Arabia, now is it? 107 minutes PG-13.