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Eleonore Hendricks (co-screenplay)
Joshua Safdie (story)
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Release Date:
3 October 2008 (USA) See more »
A curious and lost Eleonore looks for something everywhere, even in the bags of strangers who find themselves sadly smiling only well after she's left their lives. They owe her their thanks. | Add synopsis »
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Officially one of the 3 worst movies I've ever seen See more (16 total) »


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Alex Billig ... Trumpet Player
Wayne Chin ... Wayne
Jerry Damons ... Jerry The Cop
Lowell the Dog ... Lowell
John Dwyer ... Drinks For Everybody
The Fly ... Fly
Dawn Glickman ... Dawn
Alex Greenblatt ... Son
Gary Greenblatt ... Father

Eleonore Hendricks ... Eléonore
Francesca LaPrelle ... Mom
Miranda LaPrelle ... Daughter
Astrid Larson ... Astrid
Sam Lisenco

Van Neistat ... Animal Harraser
Eloy Ortega ... Flower / Fruit Stand Attendant
Charlotte Pinson ... Girlfriend

Joshua Safdie ... Josh

Ariel Schulman ... Boyfriend

Andy Spade ... Andy
Bea Spade ... Andy's Daughter Bea
Henry Tejada ... Henry the Doorman
Jordan Valdez ... Jordan The Cop (as Jordan Zaldez)
Calvin Wilson ... TA Cashier

Directed by
Joshua Safdie 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Eleonore Hendricks  co-screenplay
Joshua Safdie  story & screenplay
Andy Spade  co-story
Anthony Sperduti  co-story

Produced by
Brett Jutkiewicz .... producer
Sam Lisenco .... producer
Casey Neistat .... executive producer
Joshua Safdie .... producer
Zachary Treitz .... producer
Original Music by
The Beets 
Alex Billig 
Noah Britton 
Tiny Seas 
Cinematography by
Brett Jutkiewicz 
Joshua Safdie 
Film Editing by
Brett Jutkiewicz 
Ben Safdie 
Joshua Safdie 
Production Design by
Sam Lisenco 
Art Direction by
Sam Lisenco 
Art Department
Molly McFadden .... props
Ariel Schulman .... assistant art director
Shabd Simon-Alexander .... props
Sound Department
Evan Mangiamele .... sound re-recording mixer
Ben Safdie .... sound
Zachary Treitz .... sound
Stephen Valand .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Messina .... assistant camera
Zachary Treitz .... assistant camera
Casting Department
Eleonore Hendricks .... additional casting
Editorial Department
Steven Bodner .... colorist
Olivier Père .... thanks

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Argentina:71 min (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente) | USA:71 min

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17 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
Officially one of the 3 worst movies I've ever seen, 24 November 2008
Author: ranndino from Boston, MA

Unfortunately I had the displeasure of watching this schlock last night. My girl and I like indy movies, so after reading a blurb describing it we decided to order it on demand. It said that this "movie" got rave reviews at Cannes. After this I will never trust Cannes critics again as they must write their reviews between crack cocaine parties.

The other bad reviews written here perfectly describe what this movie is. In the first 5 minutes I got a very bad feeling and told my girl, "This better get a whole lot better soon". It never did. The film has no plot whatsoever and is completely pointless "mumblecore". "Mumblecore" is a perfect term for it and I wasn't aware of such a term until reading reviews of it last night (unfortunately, after I spent $6.99 and killed 70 minute of my life on it). Apparently, mumblecore is a trendy term used to justify supposed artistic value of totally pointless, talentless garbage.

This movie has moved into #2 spot in the worst movie I've ever seen list. The only one worse was a movie called "Black Dahlia" by a German scam artist who shoots crap on video, tags it with a title of a well known Hollywood film, hires a graphic designer to make a nice cover for it and somehow gets it into Blockbuster so that people rent it by mistake.

"Freddy Got Fingered", an atrociously gross, completely unfunny "comedy" by Tom Green has been downgraded to the #3 worst movie I've ever seen, as this one has taken over the #2 spot. That is some achievement.

Is this what passes for movie making among the artsy fartsy teens these days? I hope that the director who also "starred" in it at least got laid with the main character. I'm pretty sure that was the main goal of making this.

I feel robbed of $6.99 it cost me to order this waste of film on demand, but like the victims of petty theft in the movie I didn't experience any pleasure of being robbed. The only good thing about this film is that it's only 70 minutes long. The bad part is that you can show everything that takes place in it in a 10-minute short.

I can make a more entertaining film by walking around NYC with my camcorder for a couple of days.

Unless you're on crack like the guy who wrote the positive review of it on here (possibly the director himself or one of his buddies) save yourself 70 minutes of your life. If you spend the same 70 minutes popping bubble wrap bubbles you'll get more entertainment out of your time.

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