MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 692 this week

Tripping Forward (2009)

 -  Comedy  -  26 April 2009 (USA)
5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 80 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 1 critic

Ford Coleman is a struggling actor in Hollywood who fears never achieving fame other then appearing in local TV commercials. After over a year living in L.A., Ford is broke and in danger of... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: August

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they recommend for August 2014.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 688 titles
created 03 Dec 2011
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Tripping Forward (2009)

Tripping Forward (2009) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Tripping Forward.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Naked Run (2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Eve Malone runs against a crooked Congressman...but does it in the nude! Starring Academy Award nominees Charles Durning (Best Little Whorehouse in Texas) & Eileen Brennan (Private Benjamin... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Foster
Stars: Charles Durning, Richard Tyson, Eileen Brennan
Stripper Academy (Video 2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.3/10 X  

The owner of a strip club decide to create a stripper academy, where anyone can enter and learn to dance like a pro, but only a few will be selected as strippers.

Director: Vincent Foster
Stars: Richard Tyson, Katie Cleary, Vincent Foster
Spring Break 24/7 (Video 2007)
Comedy | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.2/10 X  

Line up for a body shot! This is the ultimate SPRING BREAK experience. From Vegas to Cabo to South Padre Island, experience Hummer rides, booze cruises, and tequila slides, join Nikki Ziering on this 24/7 tour of Spring Break.

Directors: Donald R. Beck, Jonathan Downs, and 5 more credits »
Stars: Diego Villarreal Garcia, Mitch Higgins, Leilene Ondrade
Lost Reality 2 (Video 2005)
Comedy | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Segments include "Midget Wars," "Dumpster Dinner" and "Beer Goggles," as well as new episodes of returning sketches "Money" and "The Amazing Racist."

Stars: Monique Alexander, Devon, Kami Herrington
Pool Party (2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Matt's life is racing out of control - all he wants to do is pass the bar exam and win back his girlfriend, but his boss wants him to house-sit while he's studying, the boss's kids want a ... See full summary »

Director: Timothy M. Snell
Stars: Justin T. Bowler, Sarah Horvath, Kenzo Lee
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

In this comedy, a naive, strikingly beautiful girl from Uzbekistan, comes to America. Once here, she rides a crazy road that is inhabited by sex addicts, lonely men, photographers, rap stars, preachers, web masters and strippers.

Director: Michael Drumm
Stars: Natasha Kizmet, Carlo Galliano, Tim Drumm
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

What do you do when the future of your school, your family, and your fortune all rest on the performance of the school's all-female volleyball team? It's up to two brothers and a steamy student body to save the day.

Director: Joe Esposito
Stars: Keith Coulouris, Elizabeth Kaitan, Corey Feldman
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

MINTY is a youthful, raven haired, punk rock, feminist, female super heroine, that gets her super powers from eating chocolate (which is a good source of antioxidants). One day Minty's ... See full summary »

Director: Eugene Baldovino
Stars: Jacki R. Chan, Jade English, Chip Joslin
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Peter Fonda host an examination of the history of decency standards for movies, starting in 1922 with the hiring of Will Hays. When studios ignored the code early ... See full summary »

Director: James Forsher
Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Peter Fonda, Carroll Baker
Under the Gaydar (Video 2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

Parents hire a girl to turn their son straight, but the son is just pretending to be gay in order to pick up women.

Directors: Seth Gimlan, Gurtej Singh
Stars: Arthur Gadsby, Michelle LaFrance, Tony Christopher
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Twelve friends spend one last great summer together, partying and reminiscing, ultimately realizing they will soon go their separate ways in life.

Director: Randy Scooter Lammey
Stars: Carl T. Evans, Elizabeth Schmidt, Jarrod Pistilli
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.2/10 X  

This sexy comedy finds the world's greatest, most eccentric supermodels gathered on a deserted island for the swimsuit photo shoot from hell.

Director: Joel Silverman
Stars: Jaime Pressly, Brooke Burns, Taylor Negron
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Tripp
...
Ford Coleman
...
Jennifer
Chris Chauncey ...
Wheelchair Guy
August Hartwell ...
Kid at 1st Audition
Mark Ilvedson ...
Father at 1st Audition
Max Nash ...
WB Kid
Jeremy Madick ...
WB Kid's Friend
...
Ari
...
Jim Rose - Interviewer
...
Makeup Girl
...
Casting Director #1
...
Gwen
...
Soap Actress
Ernie Felts ...
Soap Actor
Edit

Storyline

Ford Coleman is a struggling actor in Hollywood who fears never achieving fame other then appearing in local TV commercials. After over a year living in L.A., Ford is broke and in danger of being evicted from his apartment. His slacker roommate Tripp, who has given up his music career out of hopelessness, convinces Tripp to become a drug dealer to buy and sell cocaine to supermodels as their extra income, which brings both Ford and Tripp into danger as they venture into the Los Angeles underworld which also puts a risk on Ford's budding romance with Gwen, a struggling actress herself unaware of Ford's secret arrangement with Tripp. Written by Larry B.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Two down on their luck roommates sell cocaine to supermodels

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 April 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Actor  »

Box Office

Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Ford Coleman: Flight Attendants prepare for takeoff.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Strictly Background (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Makin' It Spicey
Written by William Goodrum
Performed by The Cool Bloudini
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Fun little film
7 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tripping Forward, a profanity laced and drug induced comedy, proves to be a nice little "diamond in the rough". Sure the film has a few flaws that are typical of a movie made for less than a million dollars (not to mention what appears to be a total lack of a marketing campaign) and the constant profanity may turn some off as well but in the end the film has enough simplistic charm, stylized cinematography, witty dialog, and a quick enough pace to be more than likable. **SPOILER ALERT** Two buddies (one a frustrated actor, the other a failed musician) struggling to make ends meet take drastic actions to pay their bills by selling cocaine at an enormous profit. **END OF SPOILER** It actually seems like two movies. The first half is more character driven and the humor is a little esoteric to the "Hollywood crowd". The second half is more plot driven and the humor broadens out enough to be more appreciated by the general public (non-Hollywood types). William Gregory Lee is good for a few laughs as the crazed, coked up goofball roomie and Ed Begley Jr. is devilishly delightful as an eccentric acting coach. While most of the other characters that come in and out of this film are also a bit "over the top", ultimately the grounded, understated performance by Chris Fogelman gives Tripping Forward its heart. His acting chops are especially on display in the second half where he carries this movie to the finish line. It's a quick, fun little stylized film that doesn't meander or take itself too seriously and with some genuine laugh-out loud moments. A 90 minute party headed for cult status? I think so.

8 out of 10....


1 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
hilarious movie....... moviegeye
EPK! missusa247
Amber Benson!!! willow-fan-forever
M.C. Gainey as Jim Rose Ryan-474
The Script!!! francesag2003
If your an actor in Hollywood - you'll crack up! tdsmiles
Discuss Tripping Forward (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?