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A talented, but struggling actor is willing to go to any length to get a job - including "break a leg"... especially those of other actors.

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When Max's performance is no competition for producers' nephews and bigger "names," his only option is to cripple the competition - literally. But as the roles get bigger, the competition gets stronger, the stakes get higher, and now with an undercover thespian cop on his trail, Max must struggle with his ongoing road to success and the choices he's made. Written by Sean Callahan

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Break a Leg literally
11 July 2014 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

"Break a leg" is the expression of good luck to actors about to make their latest performance. However struggling actor Max Matteo (John Cassini) really took that saying literally as he went to great lengths to get a part. Break a Leg is quite a disturbing film but it does succeed in delivering its message of how hard it is for actors, whose names aren't very big, to get an acting job. Max Matteo's motivation in breaking legs literally has been emphasised by his own lack of confidence in getting a part on his own merits. This lack of confidence is what makes Matteo a very dark character, the darkness of which has been reflected throughout the atmosphere of this movie. On reflection now the movie's denouement is perhaps what should have been expected because once one crosses a dark path that one would reach a very dark destination.


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