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Pinching Penny (2011)

R | | Crime | 11 October 2011 (USA)
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A British hypochondriac turns to crime after becoming addicted to consumerism. As his obsession worsens, his life falls quickly into the absurd and he continues to spend himself deeper and ... See full summary »

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Alex
Timothy J. Meyer ...
Murphy
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Teddi (as Ginny Glaser)
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Penny (as Lauren J. Wertz)
Chadwick Richard Anderson ...
Bishop
Ryan Niebeling ...
K
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Rook
Jeff Nichol ...
The King
Brianna Lucas ...
The Queen
Sebastian John Hull ...
The Medic
Robert Niebeling ...
Cop 1
Tom Gillen ...
Cop 2
Holly Orth ...
Fig
Martin Jonason ...
Mr. Pryde
Teresa Litfin-Wertz ...
Delores Pryde
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A British hypochondriac turns to crime after becoming addicted to consumerism. As his obsession worsens, his life falls quickly into the absurd and he continues to spend himself deeper and deeper into depravity. Written by Anonymous

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Don't you know how a kidnapping works?

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The part of Teddi was played by the director's sister, Ginny. Previous to the film they performed together in numerous theatre productions. See more »

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Alex: If you don't let me out of here with this fucking record player: I swear to God I'll fucking shoot ya!
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Rhino Stomp
Performed by Starlight Mints
Courtesy of Barsuk Records by arrangement with Bank Robber Music
Written by Andrew L Nunez and Allan Vest
Published by Songs in the House of Hassle
O/B/O Andrew L Nunez and Allan Vest
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Action-packed, energetic...with a message
12 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie that should appeal to many viewers on several different levels. The story is interesting and not too far off what could happen to many young people (or older people) as they get sucked deeper into a life of crime and violence. The characters are fascinating and each one has his or her personality that is defining. The message is certainly an important part of the film: important but not overwhelming or distracting. The tone and style of the movie add to the overall power.

I thought the production values were a plus. It's obviously NOT a Hollywood film. It's an independent, early career, well-thought-out visualization. The film travels back and forth between the bright sun scenes and the dark ominous scenes. The camera angles and editing heighten the pace and the off-balance feel of the characters' lives. The music definitely supports the action and the tone.

It IS interesting to read the various OTHER reviews of the film, as obviously some of the reviewers take themselves pretty seriously (particularly the bashers) and seem determined to downgrade the movie.

The bottom line, in my opinion, is that the movie does what I have learned and taught: it moves. It entertains. It tells a story. It carries a message. It grabs the audience and doesn't let go.

I'd say "watch it!"


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