Movies I should see in 2012

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1.
The Dictator (2012)
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The heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed. (83 mins.)
Director: Larry Charles
 
2.
Detachment (2011)
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A substitute teacher who drifts from classroom to classroom finds a connection to the students and teachers during his latest assignment. (98 mins.)
Director: Tony Kaye
 
3.
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
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As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan. (101 mins.)
Director: Lorene Scafaria
 
4.
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011)
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Six years after their Guantanamo Bay adventure, stoner buds Harold Lee and Kumar Patel cause a holiday fracas by inadvertently burning down Harold's father-in-law's prize Christmas tree. (90 mins.)
 
5.
Young Adult (2011)
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Soon after her divorce, a fiction writer returns to her home in small-town Minnesota, looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend, who is now happily married and has a newborn daughter. (94 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
 
6.
For a Good Time, Call... (2012)
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Former college frenemies Lauren and Katie move into a fabulous Gramercy Park apartment, and in order to make ends meet, the unlikely pair start a phone sex line together. (85 mins.)
Director: Jamie Travis
 
7.
Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012)
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A divorcing couple tries to maintain their friendship while they both pursue other people. (92 mins.)
 
8.
The Sitter (2011)
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A college student on suspension is coaxed into babysitting the kids next door, though he is fully unprepared for the wild night ahead of him. (81 mins.)
 
9.
Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)
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While drinking at their local pub, three social outcasts attempt to navigate a time-travel conundrum. (83 mins.)
 
10.
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009)
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A graduate student (Nicholson) copes with a recent breakup by conducting interviews with various men. (80 mins.)
Director: John Krasinski
 
11.
The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
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The Clock family are four-inch-tall people who live anonymously in another family's residence, borrowing simple items to make their home. Life changes for the Clocks when their daughter, Arrietty, is discovered. (94 mins.)
 
12.
Friends with Kids (2011)
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Two best friends decide to have a child together while keeping their relationship platonic, so they can avoid the toll kids can take on romantic relationships. (107 mins.)
 
13.
Idiocracy (2006)
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Private Joe Bauers, the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes five centuries in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive. (84 mins.)
Director: Mike Judge
 
14.
Employee of the Month (2004)
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"Employee of the Month" is about a guy whose day spirals from bad to worse when he gets fired from his... (97 mins.)
Director: Mitch Rouse
 
15.
Hugo (2011)
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Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. (126 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
16.
No Strings Attached (2011)
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A guy and girl try to keep their relationship strictly physical, but it's not long before they learn that they want something more. (108 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
 
17.
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
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Security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institution in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake. (105 mins.)
Director: Shawn Levy
 
18.
Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011)
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Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his widowed mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his unhappily married brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife. (83 mins.)
 
19.
LolliLove (2004)
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Mockumentary about a wealthy couple who set out to make a difference in the lives of homeless people by giving each of them a lollipop with a cheery slogan on the wrapper. (64 mins.)
Director: Jenna Fischer
 
20.
Black Swan (2010)
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A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity. (108 mins.)
 
21.
New York, I Love You (2008)
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Several love stories set in one of the most loved cities of the world, New York. (103 mins.)
 
22.
The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
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A year after their father's funeral, three brothers travel across India by train in an attempt to bond with each other. (91 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
 
23.
My Blueberry Nights (2007)
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A young woman takes a soul-searching journey across America to resolve her questions about love while encountering a series of offbeat characters along the way. (95 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
24.
Post Grad (2009)
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Ryden Malby graduates from college and is forced to move back into her childhood home with her eccentric family, while she attempts to find a job, the right guy, and just a hint of where her life is headed. (88 mins.)
Director: Vicky Jenson
 
25.
Fanboys (2009)
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Star Wars fanatics take a cross-country trip to George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch so their dying friend can see a screening of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace before its release. (90 mins.)
Director: Kyle Newman
 
26.
The Big Year (2011)
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Two bird enthusiasts try to defeat the cocky, cutthroat world record holder in a year-long bird-spotting competition. (100 mins.)
Director: David Frankel
 
27.
Monogamy (2010)
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The strained relationship of an engaged Brooklyn couple, Theo (Chris Messina) and Nat (Rashida Jones)... (96 mins.)
 
28.
Bachelorette (2012)
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Three friends are asked to be bridesmaids at a wedding of a woman they used to ridicule back in high school. (87 mins.)
Director: Leslye Headland
 
29.
Everything Must Go (2010)
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When an alcoholic relapses, causing him to lose his wife and his job, he holds a yard sale on his front lawn in an attempt to start over. A new neighbor might be the key to his return to form. (97 mins.)
Director: Dan Rush
 
30.
Super (2010)
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After his wife falls under the influence of a drug dealer, an everyday guy transforms himself into Crimson Bolt, a superhero with the best intentions, but lacking in heroic skills. (96 mins.)
Director: James Gunn
 
31.
The Bourne Legacy (2012)
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An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films. (135 mins.)
Director: Tony Gilroy
 
32.
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
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After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent's mysterious death. (136 mins.)
Director: Marc Webb
 
33.
The Avengers (2012)
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Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity. (143 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
 
34.
Battleship (2012)
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A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals. (131 mins.)
Director: Peter Berg
 
35.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
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The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. (110 mins.)
Director: Jon M. Chu
 
36.
Flight 7500 (2014)
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Flight 7500 departs Los Angeles International Airport bound for Tokyo. As the overnight flight makes its way over the Pacific Ocean during its ten-hour course, the passengers encounter what appears to be a supernatural force in the cabin. (97 mins.)
Director: Takashi Shimizu
 
37.
Seeking Justice (2011)
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After his wife is assaulted, a husband enlists the services of a vigilante group to help him settle the score. Then he discovers they want a 'favor' from him in return. (105 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
 
38.
Twelve (2010)
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A young drug dealer watches as his high-rolling life is dismantled in the wake of his cousin's murder, which sees his best friend arrested for the crime. (93 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
39.
Movie 43 (2012)
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A series of interconnected short films follows a washed-up producer as he pitches insane story lines featuring some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. (94 mins.)
 
40.
Afterschool (2008)
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An Internet-addicted prep-school student captures on video camera the drug overdose of two girls. (107 mins.)
Director: Antonio Campos
 
41.
The Speed of Life (2007)
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A young kid escapes life on the streets of New York City by stealing video cameras with his friends and retreating into the footage he's found. (85 mins.)
Director: Ed Radtke
 
42.
Aquarium (2007 Short Film)
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At fifteen, David and his two buddies are the youngest members of the Boston Aquarium Society. The three make their way to a monthly meeting at the New England Aquarium, but David has a secret he is reluctant to share. (17 mins.)
Director: Rob Meyer
 
43.
The Sessions (2012)
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A man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity contacts a professional sex surrogate with the help of his therapist and priest. (95 mins.)
Director: Ben Lewin
 
44.
Dirty Girl (2010)
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It's 1987 and Danielle, the high school 'Dirty Girl', is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious '80s tunes. (90 mins.)
Director: Abe Sylvia
 
45.
Bart Got a Room (2008)
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While Danny's father and mother independently search for love, Danny is on his own desperate quest to find a prom date. Danny's search becomes progressively more pathetic once he and his family learn that Bart, the school's biggest dweeb, not only secured a date for the prom, but got a hotel room as well. (80 mins.)
Director: Brian Hecker
 
46.
Panic (2000)
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Alex, a hit man, tries to get out of the family business, but his father won't let him do so. While seeking the help of a therapist, he meets a sexually charged 23-year-old woman with whom he falls in love. (88 mins.)
Director: Henry Bromell
 
47.
The Wool Cap (2004 TV Movie)
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The mute superintendent of a ramshackle apartment building, becomes the unwilling guardian of a little girl with an attitude. (103 mins.)
 
48.
Edmond (2005)
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A fortune-tellers teasing rumination sends Edmond Burke lurching into New York City's hellish underworld. (82 mins.)
Director: Stuart Gordon
 
49.
Dare (2009)
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A drama centered around three high school seniors - an aspiring actress, her misfit best friend, and a loner - who become engaged in an intimate and complicated relationship. (92 mins.)
Director: Adam Salky
 
50.
Hunger (2008)
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Irish republican Bobby Sands leads the inmates of a Northern Irish prison in a hunger strike. (96 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
 
51.
Shame (2011)
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In New York City, Brandon's carefully cultivated private life - which allows him to indulge his sexual addiction - is disrupted when his sister arrives unannounced for an indefinite stay. (101 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
 
52.
Thirteen (2003)
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A thirteen-year-old girl's relationship with her mother is put to the test as she discovers drugs, sex, and petty crime in the company of her cool but troubled best friend. (100 mins.)
 
53.
Submarine (2010)
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15-year-old Oliver Tate has two objectives: To lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to extinguish the flame between his mother and an ex-lover who has resurfaced in her life. (97 mins.)
Director: Richard Ayoade
 
54.
Bunny and the Bull (2009)
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A young shut-in takes an imaginary road trip inside his apartment, based on mementos and memories of a European trek from years before. (101 mins.)
Director: Paul King
 
55.
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
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Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style. (93 mins.)
 
56.
Tiny Furniture (2010)
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About a recent college grad who returns home while she tries to figure out what to do with her life. (98 mins.)
Director: Lena Dunham
 
57.
Nobody Walks (2012)
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A Silver Lake family's relaxed dynamic is tested after they take in a young artist so she can complete her art film. (83 mins.)
Director: Ry Russo-Young
 
58.
Creative Nonfiction (2009)
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College student Ella is completely focused on her ambiguously romantic relationship with her dorm-mate... (60 mins.)
Director: Lena Dunham
 
59.
Gabi on the Roof in July (2010)
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An ambitious painter on the verge of a big break confronts his moral decay when his idealist, hell-raising, younger sister comes to stay with him in New York City for the summer. (101 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Levine
 
60.
Cry Funny Happy (2003)
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Six characters at a crossroads in their lives come together for a thirtieth birthday party that will change them forever. (92 mins.)
Director: Sam Neave
 
61.
The Hole Story (2005)
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An aspiring television producer cashes in his life savings to produce the pilot to a documentary television series, only to find himself in a battle with nature, reality, and his own internal demons. Hilarious and moving in equal measure. (82 mins.)
Director: Alex Karpovsky
 
62.
Cubby Knowles (2008)
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Through an on-line website a lovesick long distance runner and recovering cancer patient meet, work out their many gaping problems and find a strange... (80 mins.)
Director: Garth Donovan
 
63.
Beeswax (2009)
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A pair of identical twin sisters -- one, who has been paraplegic since youth and gets around in a wheelchair, and the other -- 'same face, different bodies.' (100 mins.)
Director: Andrew Bujalski
 
64.
Harmony and Me (2009)
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A physical comedy about yearning (75 mins.)
Director: Bob Byington
 
65.
Bass Ackwards (2010)
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A man coming off a disastrous affair with a married woman has a lyrical, strange and comedic cross-country journey in a modified VW bus. (103 mins.)
Director: Linas Phillips
 
66.
Lovers of Hate (2010)
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A dark comedy which follows two brothers who are in love with the same woman. (93 mins.)
Director: Bryan Poyser
 
67.
The GrownUps (2010 Short Film)
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Made by the Arts + Labor team over a single weekend as a part of the 48 Hour Film Project, The GrownUps...
Director: Jason Wehling
 
68.
Incredibly Small (2010)
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Two recent college graduates, Anne, an ambitious law student and Amir, an aimless escalator attendant...
Director: Dean Peterson
 
69.
Almost in Love (2011)
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A love triangle - shot in two single 45 minute takes set eighteen months apart: the first over a sunset, the second a sunrise. (81 mins.)
Director: Sam Neave
 
70.
Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same (2011)
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The adventures of lesbian space aliens on the planet Earth, and the story of the romance between Jane... (76 mins.)
Director: Madeleine Olnek
 
71.
Wuss (2011)
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WUSS is the story of a high school teacher who faces constant ridicule after he's repeatedly beaten up by several of his own students... (97 mins.)
Director: Clay Liford
 
72.
Sleepwalk with Me (2012)
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A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore. (81 mins.)
 
73.
Gayby (2012)
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Jenn (straight) and Matt (gay) are best friends from college who are now in their thirties. Single by choice, they decide to fulfill a youthful promise to have a child together... the old fashioned way. (85 mins.)
 
74.
Rubberneck (2012)
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Paul Harris works at a small research facility on the outskirts of Boston. After a weekend tryst with a co-worker leaves him wanting more... (83 mins.)
Director: Alex Karpovsky
 
75.
Marvin Seth and Stanley (2012)
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Marvin's estranged sons, Seth and Stanley, return home for a camping trip. As past grudges are exposed, their weekend getaway slowly unfurls. (75 mins.)
 
76.
Wisdom Teeth (2013)
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Danny gets kicked out of his college dormitory a month before graduating and moving to LA with his roommate Cameron... (109 mins.)
 
77.
The Open Road (2009)
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Movie centers on the adult son of a baseball legend who, together with his girlfriend, embarks on a road trip with his estranged father. (90 mins.)
 
78.
Ted (2012)
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John Bennett, a man whose childhood wish of bringing his teddy bear to life came true, now must decide between keeping the relationship with the bear or his girlfriend, Lori. (106 mins.)
Director: Seth MacFarlane
 
79.
Moving McAllister (2007)
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Rick Robinson is a ladder-climbing law intern from Miami with four days until the Bar Exam. Desperate to score points with his boss (McAllister)... (89 mins.)
Director: Andrew Black
 
80.
After Sex (2007)
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Vignettes about eight different couples at varying points in their relationships, each having conversations immediately after having sex. (77 mins.)
Director: Eric Amadio
 
81.
Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)
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An anthropologist creates a fictitious lost New Guinea tribe using his family members to cover-up for his mis-use of grant moneys. (94 mins.)
Director: Todd Holland
 
82.
Gia (1998 TV Movie)
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The story of the life of Gia Carangi, a top fashion model from the late 1970s, from her meteoric rise to the forefront of the modeling industry, to her untimely death from AIDS at age 26. (120 mins.)
 
83.
Tom Cool (2009)
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After going through 50 jobs, a young man lands a dream gig as a driver for an escort service.
Director: Ron Carlson