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For Ellen (2012)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama  |  19 September 2012 (France)
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A struggling musician takes an overnight long-distance drive in order to fight his estranged wife for custody of their young daughter.

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Joby Taylor
Peter Roberts ...
Tow-Truck Guy
William Roberts ...
Tow-Truck Guy
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Fred Butler
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Claire Taylor
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Mr. Hamilton
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Cindy
Ronald Walter Mandigo ...
Claire Taylor's Fiancé / Bowling Alley Extra
Mara Pelifian ...
Mrs. Butler
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Ellen Taylor
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Mike Almond ...
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Gabrielle Bergeron ...
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Joby Taylor, having risked home and family in pursuit of the roll-and-roll dream, finds himself being asked to surrender all rights of paternity to his six-year-old daughter Ellen in a divorce settlement. With much at stake at this late stage, is it too late for him to start being a father? That's the question as he approaches a deadline decision to either surrender or fight. Written by statmanjeff

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$6,000 (USA) (7 September 2012)

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$7,282 (USA) (7 September 2012)
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Premiered at the Sundance Film Festival January 2012. See more »

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Fred Butler: Um, well, I have some bad news... but/and good news. What would you like to hear first?
Joby Taylor: Umm... bad news.
Fred Butler: O-okay. So I spoke with Mr. Hamilton and explained your situation and what you want, and... he said no to your request.
Joby Taylor: Okay.
Fred Butler: There's more. He surmises that if you continue to drag this on, because, um... uh, you were supposed to sign today, and, uh... He said if you don't sign by tomorrow, they WILL take you to court.
Joby Taylor: Okay, and that, uh... affects the settlement money, right?
Fred Butler: Then there's ...
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I can see that some people don't like the movie. It is really slow paced and the main actor seems more passive than anything. But it's only the surface that looks that "boring". I think the main actor (I've seen him before in a few other features) is doing a pretty good job. And he has to, because he carries the movie on his shoulders. His drive has to be convincing (even though it's not that apparent as I said before) for the viewer.

Heder has a small role, but the character he portrays could easily be a Napoleon Dynamite offspring. Still he does have a few laughs to offer (laughs that might not sit well with some people I guess). I really like the idea and the execution, but try it, before you buy it


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