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Walking to the Waterline (1998)

 -  Drama  -  13 June 1998 (USA)
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Matt Mulhern stars as an out of work sit-com actor visiting his empty childhood home on the Jersey shore while struggling to make sense of the loss of his father, his past, and, for one funny and heartbreaking week, himself.

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Francis McGowan is a man with a purpose who instead gets side-tracked during one surreal week spent trying to figure out what he wants from a business that makes very little sense to him, a woman he's sleeping with who's not his wife, and a father who has left him to fend for himself and didn't leave a map. Francis is an out of work sit-com actor returning to his empty childhood home on the Jersey shore to deal with the aftermath of his father's death. Instead, he gets sidetracked by indecision, self-doubt, and his childhood friend, Duane Hopwood. It's about losing your bearings while finding your way. Written by Fayette Street Productions

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True, so true
10 June 2006 | by (London England) – See all my reviews

Oh, do I miss home. I actually grew up on the coast of Maryland, but this film made me remember the east coast vibe, which is something you never, and I mean never, feel while living in England. Matt Mulhern did a fantastic job of portraying that unique "shore" feeling, while inhabiting the movie with characters I actually cared about, laughed with and even shed a tear for. The acting was terrific from top to bottom and the whole film felt as if it was crafted out of love of place and people. Hallie Foote was wonderful as Lucy and the supporting characters all did a lovely job. a surprise that I hope others get a chance to experience, without the over-the-top Hollywood bells and whistles. just a real, character-driven story of love and adjusting to loss that will have you reaching for a hankie, but never begs your sympathy - it's just true, so true. Shelly Fitzgerald London, England


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