When seasoned comedian George Simmons learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship cause him to take a relatively green performer under his wing as his opening act.
Two bumbling store clerks inadvertently erase the footage from all of the tapes in their video rental store. In order to keep the business running, they re-shoot every film in the store with their own camera, with a budget of zero dollars.
When his son's body is found in a humiliating accident, a lonely high school teacher inadvertently attracts an overwhelming amount of community and media attention after covering up the truth with a phony suicide note.
not a movie for people who want to see special effects and visual wonderment! this is a movie for people that seek actors acting with a great script and dialog! don't expect fancy camera work but do expect to see two capable actors in demanding roles.
when i first started this movie i was very put off by the antics of Baruchel and the weird mystery of Quaid. for sure i thought this was a down hill flick - i was very wrong. the deeper you get into the plot the more involved one becomes with the young boy and his one and one-half hours before meeting his fate.
as other reviewers noted the accent of the Quaid character seems completely unnecessary and pointless. but after some thought maybe the accent is the key to the relationship between Andy and Reuben. it created a gap, a chasm, that must be there for Reuben to be believable as a man who is only nice to Andy to achieve his appointed mission.
the sudden twist in the story did not come as a surprise but the realizing of it and the happening of it are almost simultaneous.
catch this flick - it's something to remember!
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