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.
Ringtone heard on Reuban's phone is "Waltzing Matilda", a famous Australian song, considered an "unofficial Australian anthem". This, along with the character's accent reveals his probable Australian origin. 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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