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$5 a Day (2008)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  11 January 2009 (USA)
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The conservative son of a thrifty conman begrudgingly joins his father on the road -- after being released from jail for one of his dad's earlier crimes.

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In L.A., Flynn Parker loses his job as a health inspector when his time in prison comes to light, his girlfriend Maggie moves out because of his prevarications, and his ne'er-do-well father, Nat, summons him to Atlantic City with a tale of a malignant cancer. Flynn doesn't like Nat, a small-time hustler and the cause of Flynn's jail time, but Nat cajoles his son into a cross-country trip through family memories toward New Mexico where an experimental treatment awaits. The trip is not just about the past, but whether either can tell the truth - and then what to do with those truths. From time to time, Flynn calls Maggie to leave messages. And what about Flynn's mother? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, brief nudity and language | See all certifications »
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Luis Avalos's last film. See more »

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When they stop at an IHOP in Altoona Pa. There has never been an IHOP in Altoona Pa. See more »

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Features Old Yeller (1957) See more »

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Driving Somewhere
Written by Stephen Duffy
Performed by Stephen Duffy and The Lilac Time
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Licensed courtesy of Bogus Frontage Records
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NO, not a good movie at all
30 October 2010 | by (Thailand) – See all my reviews

This movie has despicable characters doing despicable things unrelentingly throughout the entire running time. The entire movie consists of scam artists ripping off (or worse) decent people. The scams are not cute, they are not clever, they are just plain mean. The actors themselves are terrific and their likable personalities shine through...just not enough to overcome the seat squirming activities of their characters. If you're in the mood a low budget movie that makes you feel uncomfortable for 98 minutes, this is the movie for you. However, if you want a fantastic low budget movie where the actors really shine in their roles, try Morgan Freeman's "10 Items Or Less." IMDb 6.7 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0499603/)


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