Sunny Holiday, an aspiring singing star, abandons his wife and young baby to set off on a nine-month tour of bleak western towns. He takes off with his road manager in a pink Chrysler in ... See full summary »
Sunny Holiday, an aspiring singing star, abandons his wife and young baby to set off on a nine-month tour of bleak western towns. He takes off with his road manager in a pink Chrysler in search of their own version of the American Dream: a country loving audience. Written by
Sujit R. Varma
Sensitive and realistic portrait of 'small time' artists
Even more than the previous, awesome movie by the Polish
brothers, "Jackpot" presents a quiet, even-keeled portrait of what at
first seem like a ridiculous pair, but who's sincerity and refusal to
give up makes you admire them. There's a kindness to the ironic
view that is a relief; the characters are not exaggerated or spoofed
into cartoon-condition, their audiences aren't either. The tone of the
film is respectful yet ironic - a healthy mix. The cinematography is
nothing less than beautiful, again as was
the previous film from M & Polish, "Twin Falls Idaho". Same
cinematographer, David Mullen, but this time the movie originated
on 24P, high-definition video, and was converted to film. It's really
very beautiful, the tones are just right, the look doesn't distract
the story at any time, but if you care for such things, it is really a
I think the movie might have gained from a little 'scissors action'
towards the end it started to drag a bit, but not enough to change
the fact that this is a wonderful and completely enjoyable movie in
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