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The Last Romantic -- Fancying himself a poet, young Calvin Wizzig moves to New York with aspirations of making his mark on the world. Unfortunately, the world is not particularly keen on having marks made on it ...


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In this eccentric comedy, a poet moves to New York looking for professional success and ends up engaging in a series of strange encounters with New York City misfits. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Adam Nee ... Calvin Wizzig

Shalom Harlow ... Christy Tipilton

Jane Bradbury ... Mudi

James Urbaniak ... Alex Scarvey
Sarah Grace Wilson ... Nana Sigward
Ben Brock ... Francis Weatherfield

Daniella Alonso
Frank Weldon ... Johnny
Christopher Wynkoop ... Eric Sigward
Albert Macklin ... Jack Standefer

Nate Michaux ... Wrestler
Michael Isabell ... Creepy Guy in Herb Shop
Caroline Clay ... Singing Woman
Abariss Culjak ... Burrito Man

Directed by
The Brothers Nee 
Aaron Nee 
Adam Nee 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Aaron Nee 
Adam Nee 

Produced by
Tom Emery .... producer
Aaron Nee .... producer
Adam Nee .... producer
John Nee .... executive producer
Anu Schwartz .... producer
Tyagi Schwartz .... producer
Jonathan Vara .... co-producer
Original Music by
Band Marino 
Conrad Winslow 
Cinematography by
Aaron Nee 
Film Editing by
Aaron Nee 
Adam Nee 
Casting by
Susan Shopmaker 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ann-Marie Nee .... assistant director
Jonathan Vara .... assistant director
Art Department
Nikia Nelson .... props
Sound Department
Michael Isabell .... sound mixer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nikia Nelson .... key wardrobe stylist
Other crew
David Ruchman .... production coordinator

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USA:88 min


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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
An Eccentric Comedy from the Brothers Nee, 19 March 2006
Author: zaphods_secondhead from United States

Every year hundreds, if not thousands, of small, privately funded independent films fall through the massive and gaping cracks of Hollywood and get little notice. Pray to whatever god you may worship this is not one.

The movie is a must see, no doubt about that, but the movie is especially relevant for any struggling artists out there. The main character, a poet named Calvin Wizzig, seems to embody every frustrated artist that knows he could be something if the world would just give him a chance. And he does everything in his power to get his chance too.

While on the path the being published (or at least he hopes) he goes on an almost Homer like journey. Encountering one memorable and funny character after the next. One of the most impressive things about the film was its ability to cut off the fat most movies carry. Every line is important to the characters or plot, not a word is wasted. This should be attributed to the extraordinary writing and directing coming from Adam and Aaron Nee.

If you are tired of the same old crap Hollywood is producing ever year, and want a refreshing, intelligent, funny, touching, and memorable film then see "The Last Romantic"

The brothers Nee have produced a film that, if given a distribution deal, will surely become a cult favorite if not an overall financial success.

I am sorry this review was not better written.

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