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The Book of Caleb (2008)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 2008 (USA)
A comfortable underachiever and serial prankster, in the midst of their quarter life crisis, reunite against childhood enemies in a contemporary suburban epic.

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(as Matthew Von Manahan)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Luno ...
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Cole
Michael Hampton ...
Montag
Nikitas Manikatos ...
Swank
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James Paddington
Billy Tanner ...
Tanner
Joseph A. Fluehr IV ...
General Green
Patrick Reynolds ...
Old Man (as Patrick M. Reynolds)
Thomas Bryan ...
Bus Boy #1
Bill Gartner ...
Bus Boy #2 (as Billy Gartner)
Cary Barker ...
Joyce
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Simon
Bill McLaughlin ...
Principal
Von Wilson ...
Barkeep
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Storyline

Twenty-something Caleb Callahan, a crusader without a cause, ventures back to his homeland of suburbia to live with his parents after unexpectedly dropping out of college in his final year. Once there he quickly reunites with his childhood companions Montag, the mastermind serial prankster, and Swank, his trusty sidekick. After one of their pranks reaps unexpected consequences, Caleb is forced to be the hero Montag always knew he could be, ultimately saving his friends and giving his life direction and meaning. Written by Anonymous

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Is it better to out-monster the monster, or to be quietly devoured?

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Comedy

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Not Rated

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The entire film was produced from the basement of the director's parents' home. See more »

Quotes

Montag: Mom, would you shut up?
Joyce: D'you see how rude he is to me?
Montag: Fine mom, will you shut up please?
Joyce: Would you take care of the trash please?... Caleb, I remember when you and Montag used to dig for bones in the backyard.
Montag: We weren't digging for bones Mom, we were digging graves.
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High-quality independent film with great storyline
14 February 2009 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

"Book of Caleb" is a refreshing film that enjoys it's own quirks and justly so; it is a film about a boy (Montag) who, with ever fiber of his being, is set on never joining the bored mediocrity of the adult population. So why should it fit neatly into a boring adult-oriented genre? Answer: it shouldn't. It won't. This film requires an open mind and the willingness to just let it exist.

Although I can understand that this film would tend to have more of a following amongst the male population, I enjoyed it very much for the humanity of the characters and the plot which accurately exposed the unpredictable nature of a life well-lived. I enjoyed it so much, in fact, that I watched it again a few days later.

Congratulations to the makers of this film on a job well done.


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