Art, a drug-addicted dealer and hustler, arrives at his girlfriend Cody's apartment to find that she has overdosed on heroin. He tries to fix things by traveling back in time in an attempt to prevent her death.
Leon Bronstein is not your average Montreal West high school student. For one thing, none of his peers can claim to be the reincarnation of early 20th century Soviet iconoclast and Red Army... See full summary »
Thanks to a tip from teenager Matt, who survives on the streets as a graffiti artist, policeman Ray is able to arrest Sergei, a diamond smuggler. In return, Matt gets Jules Daniels's file, his biological mother.
Marc F. Voizard
The film premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival on January 18th, 2008, four days before the accidental death of Randy Quaid's Brokeback Mountain (2005) co-star Heath Ledger. According to Quaid's subsequent comments, Ledger was a victim of the "Hollywood Star Whackers", who he and wife Evi believed were also trying to kill them. See more »
You want to talk about bad luck? Fucking up your life, making stupid bets, stupid decisions... that's not bad luck, that's just stupid.
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2008 has been a stinker for films - it seems nothing has gelled or been original - was Wall.E really the highlight!?!? - so Real Time for me was kind of a nicer way to finish the year.
This is a tiny film - totally focused on the two main characters that just works. The enforcer, in a great turn by Randy Quaid, is there to kill a pathetic gambler, Andy, played by Canadian Jay Baruchel.
What makes this is the conversations, nothing Tarantino-like, but somehow they involve us and make us care.
At only 1 hour and 17 minutes this is short, but very well directed and most of all it is logical, neat, and the performances ring true. Honestly, one of the better films of the year, and I would recommend it as being a refreshing change from some of the garbage we've been served this year.
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