Michael is a telemarketer selling magazine subscriptions. He lives with his grandmother, sends his finished novel off to publishers, and has virtually no social life. One day he makes a ... See full summary »

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Michael is a telemarketer selling magazine subscriptions. He lives with his grandmother, sends his finished novel off to publishers, and has virtually no social life. One day he makes a cold call (by phone) to a woman named Julie who mistakes him for a pediatrician who's supposed to call her for a blind date - a friend of a friend. She tells Michael she's a hairdresser; soon they're talking daily, and finally she pushes him to meet her for dinner. When the truth comes out, will she be angry? Will he spend the rest of his lonely life with his grandmother getting rejection letters from publishers? Or, is Julie hiding something, too? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Some calls are destined to connect.

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The Greatest Student Film EVER!!!
26 September 2004 | by (Moorhead, MN) – See all my reviews

Although "Cold Call" is only 14 minutes long, it is the kernel a what could be a quite memorable feature length film. I know that I have seen many full length romantic comedies that did not contain as much plot as this brief student film. I believe that Putschoegl will direct many great films in his career, and I can't wait to see "Window Theory". To be honest, "Cold Call"'s biggest flaw is its cheesy script, but even that is made wonderful by excellent direction. The rather lame story is brought to life by Putschoegl's camera angles, editing, and use of gumbi-like actors that he molded to his whim. If you get the chance to view this film on DVD, you will be treated to five commentary tracks and some excellent special features, including a German film that features the acting "talent" of Antony Stiglich.


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