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Fix -- Fix takes you from Beverly Hills to Watts, and places in between, in one day, as documentary filmmakers Bella and Milo race to get Milo's brother Leo from jail to rehab before 8pm, or Leo goes to prison for three years.


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  (in credits order)

Shawn Andrews ... Leo

Olivia Wilde ... Bella

Megalyn Echikunwoke ... Carmen

Tao Ruspoli ... Milo

Dedee Pfeiffer ... Daphne
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Frank Alvarez ... Diego

Aesop Aquarian ... Bill
Christopher Cronin ... Repo Man

Ian Duncan ... Max

Rodney Eastman ... Crackhead

Andrew Fiscella ... Harry K. Rothstein

Aldo Gonzalez ... Biker

Milauna Jackson ... Lawyer's Receptionist

Jamie McBride ... Police Sergeant

Tarajia Morrell ... Ivan's Assistant

Randall Park ... Sam

Pollyanna Rose ... Jessica (as Polly Brown)

Ric Sarabia ... Ivan

Douglas Spain ... Perez

Jakob Von Eichel ... Shasta

Directed by
Tao Ruspoli 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Charles Castaldi  story
Paul Duran  story
Jeremy Fels 
Tao Ruspoli  story

Produced by
Justin Bergeron .... executive producer
Giancarlo Canavesio .... executive producer
Fabrizio Chiesa .... associate producer
James Magnum Cook .... associate producer
Nat Dinga .... producer
Paul Forte .... associate producer
Cher Helina .... executive producer
Robert Kandle .... executive producer
Toby Osborne .... associate producer
Jeremy Platt .... associate producer
Bizhan M. Tong .... associate producer
Sol Tryon .... associate producer
Original Music by
Isaac Sprintis 
Cinematography by
Christopher Gallo 
Tao Ruspoli 
Film Editing by
Paul Forte 
Casting by
Lindsey Hayes Kroeger 
David Rapaport 
Production Design by
Sarah Osborne (co-production designer)
Art Direction by
Erin Eagleton 
Production Management
Justin Bergeron .... post-production supervisor
Beatrice Cardile .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Todd Havern .... second assistant director
Billy Taylor .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Umbe Abduraman Adan .... sound mixer
Christian Dwiggins .... sound re-recording mixer
Christian Dwiggins .... supervising sound editor
Brian Maier .... sound mixer
Peter Rand .... sound mixer
Mike Risha .... dialogue editor
R.D. White .... sound designer
R.D. White .... sound effects editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Beatrice Cardile .... assistant camera
Casting Department
Allison Bader .... casting assistant
Editorial Department
Alura Bouvier .... post-production assistant
Christopher Cronin .... additional editorial
Mike Hugo .... assistant colorist
Mike Hugo .... on-line editor
Brett Smith .... colorist
Other crew
Simon Cassels .... title designer
Annie Jeeves .... publicist (uncredited)
Missy Reedy .... thanks (as Missy H. Reedy)

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Additional Details

Rated R for drug content, pervasive language and brief nudity
USA:93 min
Australia:MA (2008) | New Zealand:R16 | USA:R (certificate #45777)

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original and derivative in roughly equal measure, 1 December 2010
Author: Roland E. Zwick ( from United States

In the low-budget drama "Fix," Milo - played by Tao Ruspoli, who also directed and co-wrote the film with Jeremy C. Fels - and his girlfriend Bella (Olivia Wilde) are a couple of San Francisco-based filmmakers who are working on a documentary about the prison system in California. But before they can get to the task at hand, they have to drive to LA and get Milo's ne'er-do-well, drug-addict brother, Leo (Shawn Andrews), out of jail and into rehab by 8 in the evening or he'll be sentenced to three years in prison for violating his parole. They also have to find a way, by fair means or foul – mostly foul – of raising the $5,000 they'll need to enroll him in the program. Thus, the three of them race around the greater Los Angeles area, with the hopped-up, smooth-talking Leo finagling money out of some pretty shady and disreputable characters, though spending almost as much cash as he's taking in while doing so.

In a sense, Milo and Bella wind up making a documentary anyway – only on a subject different from the one they'd originally intended, one that arises from life as they're living it. We rarely get to see Milo's face on camera, since he spends most of the time filming the action (a la "The Blair Witch Project"). At this point, one either goes with this aggressive, you-are-there, pseudo-documentary style of fictional filmmaking or one doesn't. And, predictably perhaps, the approach, as employed in "Fix," is both dramatically effective and annoyingly distracting in roughly equal measure. The best part about the movie is its off-the-cuff glimpses into various milieus and locales in the LA area. The plot, which takes place over a 12-hour period, does have a spontaneous feel to it at times, though it also tends towards the redundant and attenuated. However, the final third of the film achieves a level of poignancy and artistry one wouldn't expect it to based solely on its earlier stretches.

Andrews brings a great deal of kinetic energy and roguish charm to the role of Leo, and Wilde is both poised and alluring as the attractive Bella. In fact, it is Bella's changing reactions to Leo and the world he inhabits that makes her the everyman character in the story who draws us more deeply into the venture than we would ever have gone without her. At first she is disdainful and casually dismissive of Leo; then, as she gets to know him better, her hostility turns to grudging admiration, then tantalizing approval, and, finally, a willingness to become at least partially complicit in his actions, making her in a sense the Bonnie Parker of the piece. The movie observes rather than judges Leo and the people he interacts with, while, at the same time, gently ribbing Milo – and, by extension, the actual filmmakers themselves - for his (and their) obsessive need to record every moment of existence rather than simply living life for its own sweet sake unencumbered by the camera.

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