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Powder Blue (2009)

Four Los Angelenos -- a mortician, an ex-con, a suicidal ex-priest, and a stripper -- are brought together on Christmas Eve by a mixture of circumstances.

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Los Angelenos meet on Christmas Eve through chance, tragedy, and divine intervention. Velvet Larry is the sleazy owner of the strip club where the glamorous but struggling single mother Rose Johnny dances. Qwerty Doolittle is a shy young mortician who falls in love with her. Randall is the head of a corporate crime organization who tries to convince a former employee just released from prison not to seek vengeance on his former co-workers. Charlie is a suicidally depressed ex-priest. Lexus is a lonely transsexual prostitute who shares an unexpected bond with the former priest. Written by Anonymous

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Every life has a breaking point See more »

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Rated R for sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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15 October 2009 (Kazakhstan)  »

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A kék szoba  »

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Forest Whitaker is the only one of the four main characters to not have blue eyes. He is also the only one to never enter the strip club where Rose-Johnny works. See more »

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You can see Forest Whitaker's reflection in glass in the scene where he sits next to his wife on the bench, as if the shot has been taken through a neutral density filter in order to use a large aperture. See more »

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Qwerty Doolittle: I know that you are going to say it's time for you to leave, but I don't, I don't want you to go yet. I want you to stay.
Rose Johnny: Are you sure?
Qwerty Doolittle: Yeah. You can stay here, I have plenty of blankets. You can stay the night.
Rose Johnny: I don't even know your name.
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References Annie Hall (1977) See more »

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Collar Bone
Written by David Best, Stephen Lewis & Matthew Hainsby
Performed by Fujiya & Miyagi
Courtesy of Deaf + Dumb + Blind
By arrangement with Zync Music Inc.
Under license from Copyright Control (ASCAP)
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Interesting and well done film of the life struggles of complex characters, yet it all intersects to a heavenly means in the city of angels.
11 June 2009 | by (Petersburg, Virginia) – See all my reviews

"Powder Blue" wasn't one of those big cinema releases, yet it was a film with a gripping powerful story of the intersecting of complex paths in the city of L.A.. And the all star cast made the film watchable. Set in modern day L.A. on the tough and rumble streets the films main focus is on four characters and it involves the showing of their everyday hardships and problems only all will collide by luck, destiny, and happens chance. Jessica Biel who's always beautiful and such a pleasure to view really shines as a young desperate single mom with a dying kid who's only hope is to earn money to support her cocaine habit by doing nude dancing as a stripper. Enter Ray Liotta as an ex con just released yet he has terminal cancer only he will discover thru Biel's character that life finally does have some touching emotional moments. And Forrest Whitaker is a character you feel desperate for as he is a man with no will to live after losing his wife as he will go to any lengths to be killed. And to round out you have a young mortician played by Eddie Redmayne who's lonely only in the end destiny will have it he will find love with the Biel character. This film is pretty powerful for it's message it sends that no matter how desperate life is for some unexpected hope can be found and everyone has a destiny. Plus no matter how different and complex people are they are all the same as their paths were meant to cross to help one another as in the end that leads to a heavenly and peaceful ending. Overall great film with an all star cast that proves life is a harsh struggle yet with help and connecting their is hope.


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