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A Bag of Hammers (2011)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  12 March 2011 (USA)
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Two misfit best friends incapable of growing up, whose direction is tested by an abandoned child, worn beyond his years; together they invent the family they've always needed.

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Alan
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Kelsey
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Melanie
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Marty
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Kelsey - Age 18
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The Cop
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Vince Ortega
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Jorge (as Ricardo J. Chacon)
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Two misfit best friends incapable of growing up, whose direction is tested by an abandoned child, worn beyond his years; together they invent the family they've always needed.

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Johnny Simmons, who plays Kelsey at age 18, is the same age as Jake Sandvig, who plays Alan, his adoptive father. They were both 25 when A Bag of Hammers was made. See more »

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Melanie: Good morning.
Marty: [to his buddy] This is it.
Melanie: What can I get you?
Marty: A side of you.
[shows her a ring]
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A superb movie suitable for everyone!
17 June 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

So far the rating on this movie is so low - that is NOT because it is not a good movie. It combines the bro-movie with a real look at the financial circumstances so many are suffering today. Both male characters are a gentle combination of quirky losers who decide to take on a young boy who is going through hard times much as they did.

Jason Ritter is such a pleasing actor, his nature and humour shine as the young man whose brother's death informs his aimlessness. Jake Sandvig is an excellent match, if you wanted to find a flaw perhaps they were too much alike, but personally I found it believable. Rebecca Hall, playing Jason's sister, is the voice of sanity - but not always right. Chandler Canterbury as the young boy is wonderful - all you would want in any 12 year old but prematurely old due to his life circumstances.

Done with a beautiful subtlety and restraint, this is one of the best movies I've seen of this genre in a long time.


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