Michael, a young mechanic, is forced to choose between a daring tryst with an alluring stranger and the habitual comfort of his bittersweet obsession: his beautiful young tenant.

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Michael, a young mechanic, is forced to choose between a daring tryst with an alluring stranger and the habitual comfort of his bittersweet obsession: his beautiful young tenant.

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Sometimes the truth is in the lie.

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Rated R for sexual content and some language

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$80,000 (estimated)

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$3,284 (USA) (2 May 2003)

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$83,500 (USA) (4 July 2003)
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The title of the film is taken from a song by The Cure. See more »

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Featured in The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards (2003) See more »

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5 on a Joyride
Written and Performed by Cody ChesnuTT
By Arrangement with Ready Set Go!
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an excellent film, worth tracking down
13 March 2004 | by (Chapel Hill, NC, USA) – See all my reviews



Oft-remarkable, the lone flaw here is its' energy level - with very impressive performances, and through great use of shadows and silences, CHARLOTTE SOMETIMES often generates an unforgettable tension, but this isn't sustained effectively 100% of the time. Aside from this complaint, this is a fantastic film - subtle in its' story, the characters reveal themselves slowly, and come across as real people, with some very real dysfunctions. Eric Byler's direction is careful, measured and free of gimmicks; and the story is notable as a story with an Asian-American cast that isn't about ethnicity, but instead zeroes in on general human dilemmas. A striking and strong debut (and a GREAT model for non-white American filmmakers), this film is worth seeking out.


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