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Posted on Sat, Jan 16, 2010 : 4:56 a.m.

What's the best made-in-Ann-Arbor movie?

By Staff

With "Youth in Revolt" now in theaters, maybe it's time to start taking stock of Ann Arbor's burgeoning feature-film industry. While quite a few high-profile movies that have shot scenes in Ann Arbor have yet to be released (including "Betty Anne Waters" with Hilary Swank, "Stone" with Robert DeNiro, "Cedar Rapids" with Ed Helms and "Trust" with Clive Owen), four have hit the screens already (if you count straight-to-DVD "American Virgin"). So let's ask ...



Sun, Jan 17, 2010 : 7:13 p.m.

In addition to those listed in the article, another movie, Flipped, is in the yet-to-be-released, made-in-A2 category. It's due out in September 2010.


Sun, Jan 17, 2010 : 10:04 a.m.

revolt! based on funniest trailer, and there is the Chbosky film "the four corners of nowhere" filmed completely in A2


Sat, Jan 16, 2010 : 9:18 p.m.

Whip It! had scenes shot in the Ypsilanti at the Elbow Room, the 7-11 on the corner of Ellsworth and Hewitt, in the interior and backyard of a house on Summit street close to where it meets Michigan Ave, and in the neighborhood off of Forest past Prospect on the east side. I was an extra in that movie, so that's what my vote went to! There were also scenes shot in Saline (and Detroit) but I'm not sure exactly where.

Patti Smith

Sat, Jan 16, 2010 : 1:28 p.m.

Ack! I misread that as "Last American Virgin" and I was worried that they were remaking that 80s, er, "classic". That ending still ticks me off, 20 years later!

Stefan Szumko

Sat, Jan 16, 2010 : 1:13 p.m.

It would be great to have a map showing the locations where each of these was filmed in town.

Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball

Sat, Jan 16, 2010 : 9:09 a.m.

1 - - - None of the above.