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L.A. Twister (2004)

R | | Comedy | 30 June 2004 (USA)
The satirical journey of two guys in Los Angeles making their film as they go through the twisted world that is: Hollywood.

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Vivian
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Marilyn
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Lynn
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Francesca
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Walter
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A tale about two friends, Lenny and Ethan, who share the same agenda--to leave their mark on the world by becoming famous. Ethan's marriage had been getting strained, and so he decided to come to L.A. and stay with Lenny for a while. Both of them ultimately come to the decision that making a movie will be the only way to achieve their aspirations for fame. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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$450,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,072 (USA) (27 August 2004)

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$54,020 (USA) (27 February 2005)
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Sven Pape created a play based on the film and performed it in Los Angeles, prior to the premiere of the film. The play is a prequel to the film focusing on Lenny's initial arrival in L.A.. The entire play, auditions, rehearsals, performance were webcast live on the internet to demonstrate the process of acting. Thousands of internet users interacted with the actors, asked questions and took part in the shaping of the play. See more »

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[on meeting a movie producer's wife]
Lenny: You know that old saying, "Whose cock do you have to suck to get your cock sucked?" This is the cock.
Ethan: Actually, it's his wife.
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References K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) See more »

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A comic indie movie well worth seeing.
7 July 2004 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

LA Twister, with it's look at a pair of Hollywood dreamers trying to make it in LA, appeals well to the dreamer in all of us.

Zach Ward does a phenomenal job in the leading role of Lenny. He proves himself to be a unique actor with a unique look that easily retains an audience's interest for an entire feature. And I would say the same for his romantic co-star, Jennifer Aspen. These two are both rising stars to watch out for.

Tony Daly at Ethan (the best friend who helps Lenny reach his dream), however, falls short of his fellow actors' performances. At times overly optimistic or overly dramatic, he sometimes reads as two-dimensional.

Wendy Worthington is hilarious as the Hollywood Powerhouse, Marilyn. I found myself taken in most when she graced the screen. Wendy's sense of comic timing and expression had me laughing out loud time and time again. She alone is a great reason to see this movie. Hollywood veteran, Susan Blakely, also gave a fantastic performance as Vivian.

Surprisingly a first feature for director, Sven Pape, I felt that LA Twister as a whole was a great indie movie with a production value far exceeding it's contemporaries. Thumbs up!


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