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Skills Like This (2007)

 -  Comedy  -  20 March 2009 (USA)
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Max Solomon faces the awful truth that he will never be a writer. So, in a desperate attempt to find his true calling, he turns to crime. In this inventive comedy, three friends have their ... See full summary »

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Max Solomon faces the awful truth that he will never be a writer. So, in a desperate attempt to find his true calling, he turns to crime. In this inventive comedy, three friends have their lives turned upside down when one of them realizes that larceny might be his best skill. Written by Monty Miranda

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In the Mexican restaurant Senor Burritos the walls are covered with a stylized graphic novel depiction of the movie. See more »

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I'm Gonna Need a Ride
9 May 2009 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

Greetings again from the darkness. A festival favorite from 2007 ... one of the ridiculous things about the movie business - why do we have to wait TWO YEARS to see a well received film, but the Hollywood machine keeps sending out mass-produced junk?

While easy to watch, this debut from director Monty Miranda is hardly an instant classic. The film's main writer, Spencer Berger, also stars as Max. Max is a flop as a playwright and his friends are quick to agree, once he finally admits such. On a whim, Max discovers that he does have a knack for stealing. This new found talent opens up Max's world. With his confidence renewed, he actually hooks up with the bank teller he robbed on his first job. Lucy is cute and is played pretty well by Kerry Knoppe.

Max's two best friends, Dave and Tommy, are played by (writer) Gabriel Tigerman and Brian D. Phelan. Dave is supposedly the put together one of the three, while Tommy is a HIM-BO who just wants to connect. If this sounds a bit messy, that's also how it plays on screen. There are some moments of brilliance, but also many moments that just aren't quite there.

The star of the film is Mr. Berger's impressive afro and the theme is apparently that none of us really know what we are doing are where we are headed. Hate to call it a slacker film (ala Clerks), but at it's core, that's what it is ... with an interesting soundtrack.


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