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Second Best (2004)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  16 January 2004 (USA)
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Jealousy overwhelms a group of friends, particularly struggling writer Elliot, as they prepare for the homecoming of their old friend, a wildly successful L.A. producer.

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Second Best is the story of five male baby boomers all nearing 50. They graduated from college together, ready to take on the world, but only one of the group has done exceptionally well. His visit back East to hang out with the old gang triggers the most intense feelings of inadequacy and "second bestness," particularly in his oldest and closest friend. Written by Anonymous

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Losing sucks, but it doesn't necessarily kill you.

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O Fracasso é um Sucesso  »

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Elliot: [to gay son Danny] So, ummm: Pussy! What d'ya say?
Danny: Uhhh...
Elliot: Danny, pussy's not so bad. Just like an asshole, it's smooth, it's silky, AND... it doesn't chafe.
Danny: You seem to know a lot about assholes, Pop.
Elliot: Been one all my life.
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Awesome film. The writing was supberb as was the acting.
27 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film. Eric Weber is a talented writer/director. I would like to see more from him. I thought the acting was very good especially the son. Joey Pants was perfect for the lead. He captured the role and had me believing that he was a troubled soul. Boyd Gaines was also great as the friend/nemesis. We all have people like this in our lives, some one who has "made it" while we wait for the big breaks. It was neat as well to see Polly Draper (big 30 Something fan). She should do more features. As for Eric Weber, I believe that this film bests "Suits" and his ability to tell a good story well should ensure him continued years of writing, directing and producing. Let's get this thing into the theaters across the country already!


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