8 items from 2014
From writer/director Michael Rosenbaum, Back in the Day is a raunchy comedy with heart that tells the story of Jim Owens (Rosenbaum), an aspiring actor in Hollywood who decides to go back home to Indiana for his high school reunion. Reliving the glory days with his now-married friends, he encounters an old flame (Morena Baccarin) and wonders what could have been, had he chosen a different path in life. At the film’s press day, actor/comedian Nick Swardson (who plays town local Ron Freeman) spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about how he got involved with this film, how much his character evolved, what he looks for in a script, and what it was like to work with Michael Rosenbaum, as a director. He also talked about his work on FX’s animated series Chozen, just how crazy the hard-r stop-motion animated film Hell & Back will be, »
- Christina Radish
From writer/director Michael Rosenbaum, Back in the Day is a raunchy comedy with heart that tells the story of Jim Owens (Rosenbaum), an aspiring actor in Hollywood who decides to go back home to Indiana for his high school reunion. Reliving the glory days with his now-married friends, he encounters an old flame (Morena Baccarin) and wonders what could have been, had he chosen a different path in life. At the film’s press day, actor/filmmaker Michael Rosenbaum spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about what started him down the road for this film, how directing an episode of Smallville was a great trial run, having to write for your budget, how he got this great cast together, how much improvisation they did, keeping track of his own performance while he was directing, changing the ending, editing the film down from a two hours and 20 minute assembly cut, »
- Christina Radish
Jim Owens (Michael Rosenbaum) is an aspiring actor in Hollywood whose only claim to fame is being the face of a series of insurance commercials. With his tail between his legs and not too excited about his future in Los Angeles, he decides to go back home to Indiana for his high school reunion.
Reliving the glory days with his now married friends and an encounter with an old flame are just the beginning. Jim gets his buddies in hot water with their wives after they seek vengeance on their former high school principal and nearly break up a wedding, which leaves Jim to wonder what could have been.
Below is our Exclusive interview with the cast of Back in the Day.
Back in the Day is in theaters January 17th.
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- Fernando Esquivel
The debut feature from writer-director-star Michael Rosenbaum, the indie comedy Back in the Day hits theaters in a limited release this weekend. ComingSoon.net sat down with former "Smallville" star and two key members of his ensemble cast, Morena Baccarin ("Firefly," "Homeland") and Nick Swardson ( 30 Minutes or Less , Grown Ups 2 ), to discuss the project, which brought its entire production to Rosenbaum's hometown of Newburgh, Indiana. Rosenbaum stars as Jim Owens, a former Indiana resident trying unsucessfully to make it big as an actor in Hollywood. When Jim decides to head home for a high school reunion, he reunites with a group of friends he hasn't seen in two decades. He also realizes that he still has strong feelings for "the one »
You may know him best as Lex Luthor from the television series Smallville, but now actor Michael Rosenbaum is showing us what he can do on the big screen with Back In The Day. Not only did he star, write and produce the comedy, but he also made his directorial debut with it as well. One can only imagine how busy he was behind the camera as well as in front of it, and it makes you wonder if Robin Williams was right when he said at the Oscars that the writer, producer, director is one of the few people in the world who can “blow smoke up his own ass.”
Rosenbaum plays Jim Owens in the film, an aspiring actor in Hollywood whose biggest claim to fame so far is starring in a series of insurance commercials. With his future in Los Angeles seeming very uncertain, Jim decides to »
- Ben Kenber
Revisiting your old hometown and the people who inspired the decisions you have made as an adult can be both life affirming and a hindrance on your perception of self-worth. That theme is prevalent in the new comedy ‘Back in the Day,’ which is being released on VOD today, with an exclusive theatrical engagement to begin on Friday in Indiana, and a national rollout to follow on January 17. Not only does the main character in the independent movie, Jim Owens, reflect on the meaning of his professional success as he travels back to his hometown to reunite with his school friends, so does actor Michael Rosenbaum. The former ‘Smallville’ [ Read More ]
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- Karen Benardello
On Demand DVD New Releases Jan. 6-12 The Act of Killing Indonesian, subtitled in English. This documentary examines a country where death squad leaders are celebrated, challenging them to reenact their mass-killings in the style of movies they love. Anwar Congo (TV-ma, 2:02) 1/7 Back in the Day Unsatisfied with his career, Jim Owens heads home for his high school reunion. Jim tries to rally his friends for some good old-fashioned partying, but finds himself falling for the girl who got away. Available On Demand before DVD. Michael Rosenbaum, Nick Swardson (R, 1:34) 1/7 Closed Circuit In this international suspense thriller, a … Continue reading →
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- Meredith Ennis
Title: Back in the Day Director: Michael Rosenbaum Starring: Michael Rosenbaum, Morena Baccarin, Harland Williams, Nick Swardson, Kristoffer Polaha and Isaiah Mustafa Seeking guidance from your childhood friends who know you the best as you struggle with making the right professional and personal life plans can be a life affirming process. That theme is prevalent in the new comedy ‘Back in the Day,’ which is being released on VOD tomorrow, with an exclusive theatrical engagement to begin on Friday in Indiana, and a national rollout to follow on January 17. Not only does the main character in the independent movie, Jim Owens, reflect on the meaning of where his career [ Read More ]
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- Karen Benardello
8 items from 2014
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