Grow Up, Tony Phillips may take place on Halloween, but it has nothing to do with horror movies and everything to do with that crystalline moment in time everyone has when they realize life... See full summary »
When romantic Howard learns that the first love of his life has had a world of sexual experience before him, he decides there is only one way to truly understand her: host a gathering of all her former lovers.
Korey Coleman's dark comic/dramatic saga of men and women after hours
This story - or three of them I should say - which tracks what happens when three guys follow along on their respective girls in sight (one-night stands, a simple question for coffee, an ex girlfriend going to an after-2-AM party) - is the stuff of absurdity and outrageous spectacle in some degree. It could also be called 'The Greatest Drunk Stories Ever Told: The Motion Picture'. That said, what surprised me most was not the comedy portions - that I figured Coleman would perform and direct reasonably well - but the dramatic mid-section where the one halfway decent guy (possibly) gets the girl was performed with conviction and sensitivity.
For a first film, yeah its no Citizen Kane, and not all the attempts at humor are successful. For what it tries to do, as a simple look at these five guys over the course of one night in quasi-GO (or even Reservoir Dogs) style all tracing back around and then looping to a point at the end, it's very good, ambitious even, especially for it being on probably no budget, and Korey himself is a good actor too. I almost wonder if he had done more in that field after this film if things would've been very different with Spill.com.
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