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Movie Boy (2005)

 -  Comedy  -  28 January 2005 (USA)
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Thirteen-year-old Frank Pollack (Eastman Presser) eats, sleeps, and breathes movies. After receiving a camcorder for his Bar Mitzvah, Frank decides to make his own film, Zombie. "It's not a... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eastman Presser ...
Frank Pollack
Alyssa Miller ...
Marissa
Andrew Biliter ...
David Pollack
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Mrs. Pollack (as Pamela Tierney)
George Booker ...
Pete
Clayton Gardner ...
Jordan
Peter Shuldiner ...
Mike
Paula Phillips-Biliter ...
Ms. Lewton
Stuart Simon ...
Rabbi Jerry
Eva Miller ...
Marissa's Sister
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Strange Clerk
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Steve the Manager
Anne Lefkovitz ...
Gail Blaiberg
Lauren Brenner ...
The Wife
Brad Akin ...
The Husband
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Thirteen-year-old Frank Pollack (Eastman Presser) eats, sleeps, and breathes movies. After receiving a camcorder for his Bar Mitzvah, Frank decides to make his own film, Zombie. "It's not a horror movie," he explains. "It's a murder mystery. It's Hitchcockian." But as Frank labors away on Zombie, he increasingly neglects everything else, including his friends, family, and personal well-being. Featuring music by Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Movie Boy is a bittersweet coming-of-age story about passion, youth, and the love of movies. Written by Jon Lefkovitz

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a funny, nicely paced exploration of the early teens
11 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Movie Boy is a genuine pleasure, and an impressive debut from a very young director. A movie that is about the love of movies - lead Frank Pollack is possibly the world's most serious and passionate thirteen-year-old cinephile - the film explores what it means to really LOVE movies, especially when you're young. With a witty script, smooth pacing, and impressive portrayals by very young actors, Movie Boy is a coming-of-age picture that actually works. And Lefkovitz steers the film with a surprisingly steady hand. The result: a coming-of-age film about love, the movies, and growing up that actually speaks effectively to all three. A great choice for cinephiles and others.


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