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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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Clay Crawford
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Anne-Marie Silver
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Sid Silver
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Ted Gregory
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Hank Peterson
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Jimmy McNichol
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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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Portions of the film, including the exterior of Formosa Studios were shot at Albuquerque Academy, the director's high school. 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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