An Important Discussion About The 1996 Film ‘Vibrations’

Here is Netflix’s description of the 1996 film Vibrations:

Rising rock star T.J. Cray gets the shot of a lifetime — an audition with an A&R man — but on the big day, a carload of drunks smash into his car, and his hands are severed. Soon, he drops out of the business and becomes a homeless drunk, until one day when he wakes up to a pulsing beat in an abandoned warehouse where a “rave” party is in full swing. There, he meets Anamika (Christina Applegate), who helps reinvent T.J.’s career.

There is a lot going on in that paragraph. A lot. And the crazy thing is, even with all the moving parts in those three fantastic sentences, it doesn’t even scratch the surface. This movie is insane, and so offensively 90s that it probably has a 4 Non-Blondes poster in its bedroom. (Example: At one point Christina Applegate’s character gives a long, philosophical explanation of Generation X, and that is somehow the fifth or sixth most 90s thing that happens.)

My good Internet friend (read as: person I’ve never met) Celebrity Hot Tub brought this film to my attention a few days ago, and we both became so overjoyed that we watched it over the weekend, opened up a Google doc, and examined it the way scientists would examine a glowing space rock: awe, excitement, curiosity, etc. On the following pages, please find our analysis, some screencaps, and a scene where a dancing robot plays techno music at a rave. This one is a doozy.

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