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A blend of reality and fiction, "Open Five" follows the story of Jake, a struggling musician and his sidekick... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Amy Seimetz ... Lynn

Genevieve Angelson ... Rose

Shannon Esper ... Lucy

Kentucker Audley ... Kentucker
Caroline White
Joe Weintraub ... Cole's brother
Jake Rabinbach ... Jake

Directed by
Kentucker Audley 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Genevieve Angelson  additional writing
Kentucker Audley 
Shannon Esper  additional writing
Jake Rabinbach 

Produced by
Nick Case .... producer
Guy Cobb .... associate producer
Reece Crothers .... associate producer
Adam Hohenberg .... executive producer
Barry Magid .... associate producer
Nicki Newburger .... co-producer
Kent Osborne .... associate producer
Jeni Stephens .... associate producer
Ryan Watt .... producer
Leonard Zelig .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Joe Swanberg 
Sound Department
David Lowery .... sound recordist
Kenton Smith .... assistant sound mixer
Kenton Smith .... post-production audio
Camera and Electrical Department
David Lowery .... additional photography
David Lowery .... gaffer
Location Management
Nicki Newburger .... location manager
Other crew
Robin Watson .... production assistant

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72 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sweet, well observed if not particularly powerful, funny or moving, 16 January 2017
Author: runamokprods from US

My favorite film by Audley so far, this is helped by better camera-work, but much more critically by performances that bring more depth, variety and humor to his character's signature ennui, and by having those characters actually seem to care what happens in their lives, even if they don't know how to express that.

A musician meets an actress while hanging in NYC, and they get to the edge of a relationship, making out on her fire escape in a sweet opening scene before he has to go back home to Memphis. So he invites her to come visit with the hope of consummating the relationship and maybe seeing if there's more there. But she arrives with a friend in tow which complicates the dynamics, especially when the friend – another actress – finds herself very attracted to the musicians best friend, a struggling indie filmmaker played by the director. The awkward dances around sex, possible love, monogamy, long distance relationships have a nice sense of both humor and reality.

On the other hand it still doesn't add up to a whole lot, just some nicely observed moments that are more interesting and honest in their handling than those in most Hollywood rom- coms, but not transcendent into something deeper or more moving.

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