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Social Guidance (2005)
"Formosa" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  2005 (USA)
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A struggling social guidance filmmaker spends his last dollars on a mysterious con man he mistakes for a Method actor.



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Credited cast:
Clay Crawford
Anne-Marie Silver
Sid Silver
Ted Gregory
Hank Peterson
Jimmy McNichol
Red Hightower
Erik Holland ...
Sven Halleus
Tara Nulty ...
Virginia Selikovitz
Lucky Marshall
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
School Board Chair
Vincent Cordova ...
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Kevin Crum
Roxanne V. Hennig ...
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A struggling social guidance filmmaker spends his last dollars on a mysterious con man he mistakes for a Method actor.

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Sex... Drugs... and Bad Study Habits!





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Brandon Routh was considered for the role of Hank. Emilie de Ravin, Maggie Grace and Jenna Fischer were considered for the role of Anne-Marie. See more »


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Unique & refreshing subject matter
8 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Being a film buff, it was suggested to me by another young and very talented writer, director & actor Dave Campfield (see "Under Surveillance") to give this film a try.

I found this movie to be a very pleasant piece with unique subject matter, the plight of a washed-up social guidance filmmaker who partners up with a young mysterious loner. Although I was disappointed in the typical Hollywood ending, I thoroughly enjoyed Steven Gilborn's acting, which brought class and professionalism to this story. Though this movie was listed under the comedy genre, I would categorize it as a light-hearted drama with some humorous moments. The direction of this film is quite good although a bit slow at times. This could possibly be intended by the director in order to stay with the retro, late 50's – early 60's feel. The cinematography and the film as a whole has a polished feel to it for a low budget movie.

The writers and director of this film have great potential and I would look forward to their next project. I would suggest that they follow up with something offering a little more edge and get away from the Hollywood ending, but for now if you get the opportunity to see this one it is worth a look.

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