If you recall high school as four seemingly endless years of torment, you'll recognize the emotional landscape of this melodramatic look at alienated California high school students. Don't invest too much time in the Dostoyevsky connection; there's a
crime, there's punishment and there's an overall sense of anomie, but that's about it. Our guide through the suburban angst is disaffected, androgynous Vincent (Vincent Kartheiser, looking uncannily like Italian actress Asia Argento), a scrawny oddball who relishes his status as resident weirdo.
He's nursing a hopeless crush on pretty, popular Roseanne Skolnik (Dawson's Creek
alum Monica Keena), and slinks aroun...