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Little Athens (2005)

R | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | June 2005 (USA)
A day in Athens, Arizona, as teens and twenty-somethings navigate life without a compass. Jimmy has gambling debts and sees a chance to steal and sell a dead-man's stash of drugs. The ... See full summary »

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Drunk Partygoer #2
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Katie Kinney
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Pizza Pop
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Mr. Carson
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A day in Athens, Arizona, as teens and twenty-somethings navigate life without a compass. Jimmy has gambling debts and sees a chance to steal and sell a dead-man's stash of drugs. The corpse's cousin smells a rat. Jessica, who is babysitting, abandons her charge to seek someone to defend her from a boyfriend angry that he's caught an STD. Corey is responsible for his teen sister, and he and his pal Pedro have been evicted, so they plot to steal a car, sell it, and get back in their apartment. Heather, an EMT, thinks her cop boyfriend is cheating, and she confides in her best friend. There's a party that night where all comes to a head. Guns and a baseball bat: is violence at hand? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A whirlwind day in the hapless lives of small town youth.

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Rated R for drug and sexual content, pervasive language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Jorge Garcia and Dj Qualls starred together in the TV series Lost (2004) See more »

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Heather: Are you cheating on me?
Derek: Noooo
Heather: So you're not cheating on me?
Derek: You're starting to annoy me.
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References Lost (2004) See more »

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War on Gravity
Written by Hal Ozsan
Performed by Hal Ozsan and Poets and Pornstars
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The Dynamics of Small Town Boredom: A Metaphor?
2 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tom Zuber has great credentials in Law but seems to prefer to dabble in the territory of cinema. Having not seen his debut film LANSDOWN (2001) it is difficult to judge from LITTLE ATHENS (2005) if he is improving with age, but looking at LITTLE ATHENS on its own merits it seems a bit sparse in idea and in production.

Athens, Arizona is the bleak setting of this day in the lives of some fairly bored (and boring) youngsters, ne're-do-wells attempting to infuse sparkle into an otherwise glitterless place. Zuber creates four story lines, spottily interweaves them, and finally connects the dots in the last reel. The main problem is that comedy is funny because we care about the facilitators and here there really aren't any folks in which to invest. The cast tries hard and succeeds in giving us a taste of life in the flatlands of nothingville. D.J. Qualls (a character type who is very good, as in 'Hustle and Flow'), Michael Pena, John Patrick Amedori, Shawn Hatosi, Tory Kittles, Eric Szmanda, Jorge Garcia, Erica Leerhsen, and Michelle Horn are particularly fine and do their best with the material they are given.

Tom Zuber has a style, a sense of non-scripted spontaneity incorporating the gross with the sadsack, and given time he may make a fine little film. This one just misses. Grady Harp


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