An offbeat romantic comedy about a decent guy, Ray Tuckby, with a dead-end life in the dead-end town of Trona, CA. After encouragement from a stranger whom he happens upon, Ray begins to dream again. He sheds the parasites in his life, musters the nerve to pursue his childhood love, and finally takes back his community by toppling the local teenage Meth-baron.
A corporate raider threatens a hostile take-over of a "mom and pop" company. The patriarch of the company enlists the help of his wife's daughter, who is a lawyer, to try and protect the ... See full summary »
Penelope Ann Miller
When a dysfunctional group of unpublished writers accept Hannah into their fold, the last thing they expect is her overnight success. Can these lovable misfits achieve their artistic dreams and avoid killing one another in the process?
'Chapter Zero' starts out as a promising comedy, but quickly descends into a drama. The movie seems to plod through the middle stages as our main star tries to cope with what could be a mid-life crisis at the age of 29 (turning 30).
It seems that our writer/director uses all his comedic material at the start of the film and then wonders how he can further develop his characters without the witty and funny comments. Don't get me wrong I am a fan of quality drama and comedy, however after the strong beginning I suppose I was expecting a little more.
The acting was adequate throughout and it was great to see Laurel Holloman again. I am becoming quite a fan of hers. It was also good to see the writer/director not end the movie in the predictable way and actually throw up some surprises.
I recommend this movie to people who enjoy a comedy/drama and can put up with a slow middle section. It is worth sitting through and you will get quite a few laughs. Just don't expect a laugh riot. I know I will never look at turtle wax in the same way again.
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