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The Mini (2007)

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A down-on-his-luck futon salesman runs a local mini-marathon to get ahead in the bedding business.

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A dejected futon salesman competes with a cocky co-worker to win a mini-marathon and score a coveted assistant manager position in the store where they both work. Fran Molon specializes in futons, but everyone in his small town has their mind set on mattresses. With a mini-marathon fast approaching, Fran's colleague suggests that they compete to see who can get the fastest time, and allow the winner to become the new assistant manager. Before long, Fran is training around the clock. Does he possess the drive and endurance to cross the finish line first, or is he forever doomed to be the red-headed stepchild of the furniture business. Written by ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide

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Rick: Yeah, uh, we'd give you a ride but... we won't.
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The Mini
18 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not since Napopleon Dynamite has a true indy picture been made with such heart while relying on straight forward storytelling from it's filmmakers. The Mini does not rely on the typical shock effects, i.e. graphic violence/language and unrealistic themes that so many indy pictures do in fact rely on. Ron Beck, writer/director of The Mini, instead relies on actual intelligence and creativity to push this story forward. Where most Hollywood hack filmmakers depend on chase scenes, graphic killing sequences, and unnecessary/awkward sex scenes to fill in the pages, Beck shows a talent for understanding and magnifying simple human characteristic flaws in order to create a very interesting story arc. The Mini just seems to work from the opening scene, and the story doesn't waste anytime getting you to root for Frannie, a character that seems to stay with you even after the lights go up. The Mini will provide an enlightening movie going experience for cinema fans of all ages.


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