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8 Ball (2008)

 -  Short | Crime | Drama  -  5 August 2008 (USA)
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Like balls on a pool table, the lives of strangers collide and change course; 8 BALL is a philosophical suspense drama about order in the chaos of life, and the need for human connection. ... See full summary »

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Like balls on a pool table, the lives of strangers collide and change course; 8 BALL is a philosophical suspense drama about order in the chaos of life, and the need for human connection. The film follows the intertwining stories of 3 lonely characters: an orphan child searching for his mother, an ex-con attempting to reunite with his daughter, and a pool hustler forced into a life of crime. Written by DVD cover

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In this game everyone gets hit.

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You're not Like Me
Music by Sean Schafer Hennessy
Lyrics by Frannie Rose
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29 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie at the Boston Film Festival before a feature and I didn't know anything about it, but it ended up being much better than the feature that came after it and I'm glad we got to see it. The acting was great, especially the main characters, and the result was very emotional and powerful. There is a twist ending that I won't spoil, but I was very surprised by the way that different stories came together in such a short time. After the movie I felt like I would want to see these stories developed in a feature, because they were very condensed. The movie was also filmed very professionally and looked like a mini-feature, and there was a lot of attention to colors and style. The idea behind the story was profound and I liked how it used pool balls as an allegory in a clever way.


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