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Passenger Side (2009)

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Two brothers spend the day driving around Los Angeles county looking for the meaning of their lives, or cheap street drugs, depending on who you happen to believe.


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Richard Medina ...
Man with Knife
Suspicious Man
Dimitri Coats ...
Víctor Martínez ...
Porn Director
Maja Miletich ...
Rachael Santhon ...
Adam Balsam ...
Porn P.A.


Michael Brown's birthday begins with a telephone call from his estranged, drug addicted brother Tobey. Tobey is totally unaware that it is his older brother's birthday, but he is very aware that his car is broken, and he begs Michael to drive him on various apparently legitimate, vital errands. As Bruce Springsteen has astutely noted, "a man who turns his back on his family just ain't no good". So Michael puts off his seemingly romantic birthday plans, and with his brother embarks on a sketchy, meandering day long odyssey though the mysteries of Los Angeles County. As the day wears on, it becomes clear that this drive will lead them to some very unexpected destinations. Written by Passenger Side

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faux-art-film drivel
16 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Adam Scott seems to end up in a lot of LA-buddy-wannabe-art-films, that feel like a bunch of stoned writers and glad-handing insiders decide to all get together and do that script that Kevin's buddy Steve was shopping around, OMG do you know Raymond oh he'd be perfect, oh yeah i was at the opening for their new house, his girlfriend used to walk my old roommate's dog, she did makeup on that last Carrey flick, right? blah blah. Sometimes you get a great result; sometimes you get drivel like this. Every scene seems to interrupt the flow, and then after a while you realize the gratuitous interruptions that add nothing, they are in fact the body of said flow. They seemed to have been hoping for a robust picaresque, but instead got a pointless chaos where nothing really belongs. I hope that that Pilates'd-out MILF found her breakout role in the unconvincing tranny prostitute, or maybe the well-rested model who was somehow supposed to be believable as a waste case. Adam Scott is his usual charming snoot, but to what end? There is no good reason to watch this movie.

On top of all this, the music selection was probably the worst I've ever heard. Not a single track was worth even saving the rough sketch of, let alone burn to actual disc.

Somewhere there's a backyard BBQ of earnest young LA acting bucks, and another let's-do- this vehicle is bubbling up. I hope it won't suck like this one.

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