I was flipping through the On Demand listings of movies, and saw Havoc was showing. I had heard of the movie, most notably for the frequent Anne Hathaway nude scenes that were supposed to be in it. I read somewhere that it was borderline pornographic, and the movie studio decided not to release it in theaters, instead, taking it straight to DVD. And when I saw that On Demand was showing the Unrated version, I knew I had to watch it.
In terms of acting and story progression, this was a pretty basic movie. There wasn't anything groundbreaking in it. I wonder what drew Hathaway to star in this movie after doing all those family films. Maybe it was to break that wholesome girl image. And who's to say it wasn't a good move since she would eventually star in the Oscar nominated, Brokeback Mountain. She probably wouldn't have gotten that role without doing this one first.
Back to the movie. From what I remember, the story is about these white boy, Tupac-lovin', thug-wannabes, who act out the gangsta life from their rich surburban LA stomping grounds. Anne Hathaway plays the main white boy's beyotch. And the gang is being filmed by this little nerd film maker, for what, I really never found out.
Important point: Anne Hathaway has this best friend, played by this Bijou Philips chick, who wants nothing more than to be Hathaway's main chick, and I got the feeling she wasn't just thinking in the platonic sense. Bijou believes to win Hathaway's respect and continued friendship, she has to out-gangsta her. And as the story progresses, this pretty much results in Bijou out-slutting Hathaway.
The story progresses when Hathaway and her crew gets a taste of the real gangsta life when her crew visits the barrio to meet up with some Mexicans for some drugs. At least that's what I think what was going on. For some reason, which I can't remember, one of the white boys gets beat down by the main Mexican dude. And when Hathaway sees the main Mexican dude, it's like slut at first site.
So, Hathaway gets her girl crew together and they head back to the hood to go to some Mexican block party. And the girls pretty much slut themselves out, except this chick that I remember was on this alien show a few years ago. I think she played the chick who was in love with the main male alien. I forget what the name of that show was. I think it used to come on UPN.
Anyway, pretty soon, Hathaway is getting major vibes from the head Mexican dude, and he eventually invites her to some private party at some hotel. Now this is when the real action starts to happen. Hathaway brings Bijou and they chill with the Mexicans in the hotel room. They pretty much get wasted, especially Bijou. This leads to Hathaway asking the main Mexican dude if she could enter his gang.
At first he thinks she's joking, but pretty soon, he offers up a test. The Mexican dude tells the two chicks that the only way they can get in the gang is if they sleep with the crew. He tells them that each of them will have to roll a dice, and what ever number comes up is the number they'll have to do in the crew. Hathaway and Bijou agree, and they all go into the bedroom.
In the bedroom, Hathaway is the first to roll, and she gets lucky. She rolls a one. And no suprise here, she picks the main Mexican dude. Now it's Bijou's turn. And wouldn't you know it, she rolls a three. She chooses the main Mexican dude's best hombre to start with. So, now Hathaway is going at it with the main Mexican dude, and Bijou is getting slutty with his homeboy.
Hathaway, after watching Bijou slut it up a little, chickens out, and the main Mexican dude kicks her tease ass out. He then starts up on Bijou, who is only happy to please. But then things go bad, because I can only assume that Bijou wasn't ready to give up the anus just yet. The main Mexican dude calls back his best hombre, who decides to hit the "other hole." Bijou takes it for awhile, but you can tell she ain't handling it all that well. That's when she starts moaning uncomfortably.
Hathaway rushes back in after hearing her scream, and tells the Mexicans to get off her home girl. The Mexicans quickly reply. And then the main Mexican tells Hathaway to get her white ass out of his neighborhood, and don't come back.
Afterwards, everything seems okay for the two girls until Bijou stops coming to school. Hathaway wonders what's wrong with her friend and goes to visit her. When she gets to Bijou's house, she finds out that she isn't welcomed anymore. She also finds out that Bijou has decided to file rape charges against the Mexicans.
Hathaway knows that it's crap and eventually decides not to go along with it, but not before the white boy crew get together to take out the Mexicans, and two Mexicans decide to take out the white girls. Both the white boys and the Mexicans fail, but in a sense of fate, they both cross each other's path while driving back to their respective neighborhoods. I think it's implied that somebody gets killed, but we really don't get to see the aftermath.
By the end, Hathaway reveals to Bijou's parents that it's all a lie, and that Bijou was never raped. She may have been turned out, but she wasn't raped. Although, I'm sure there are some who think if an intoxicated chick willingly has sex with a dude, it's still rape. But I won't get into that. The perspective of the movie is that she wasn't raped.
So, the movie ends with Bijou and Hathaway talking through the bathroom door while Bijou is taking a bath. Bijou eventually forgives Hathaway for telling her parents that she's essentially a ho'. And then some crappy music starts playing.
I don't know what the moral of the story is. I guess it's, don't hang out with Mexicans, or something like that. And I don't really get what the ending means. In fact, I really don't know why anyone would want to watch this movie, outside of the nudity. I guess it's a positive when you stay, uh, stiff throughout most of a movie. And plus, you don't feel all dirty because it wasn't like you were watching a porno or something. In fact, you were watching something that Roger Ebert gave thumbs up to. So, it must be worthwhile. Right?