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Nice Guy Johnny -- Johnny Rizzo, is about to trade his dream job in talk radio for some snooze-ville gig that'll pay enough to please his fiancée. Enter Uncle Terry, a rascally womanizer set on turning a weekend in the Hamptons into an eye-opening fling for his nephew. Nice guy Johnny's not interested, of course, but then he meets the lovely Brooke, who challenges Johnny to make the toughest decision of is life.
Nice Guy Johnny -- Johnny Rizzo, is about to trade his dream job in talk radio for some snooze-ville gig that'll pay enough to please his fiancée. Enter Uncle Terry, a rascally womanizer set on turning a weekend in the Hamptons into an eye-opening fling for his nephew. Nice guy Johnny's not interested, of course, but then he meets the lovely Brooke, who challenges Johnny to make the toughest decision of is life.

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Edward Burns (written by)
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Sometimes nice guys finish first.
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Johnny Rizzo, is about to trade his dream job in talk radio for some snooze-ville gig that'll pay enough to please his fiancée... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Ed Burns, Tom Rothman headline Sundance Film Festival juries
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Super Shorts: Doggy Bags
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Cast

 

Max Baker ... Max

Kerry Bishé ... Brooke

Edward Burns ... Uncle Terry

Matt Bush ... Johnny Rizzo

Brian Delate ... Frank

Marsha Dietlein ... Nicole

Harper Dill ... Maggie

Michele Harris ... Amy

Jay Patterson ... Dr. Meadows

Vanessa Ray ... Best Friend

Callie Thorne ... Roseanne

Anna Wood ... Claire
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Directed by
Edward Burns 
 
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Edward Burns .... producer
Benjamin Cheah .... co-producer
Mike Harrop .... co-producer
Aaron Lubin .... producer
Brigette Hassan Lubin .... associate producer
Nicolas Newbold .... co-producer
William Rexer .... producer
Zak Tucker .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
P.T. Walkley 
 
Cinematography by
William Rexer 
 
Film Editing by
Janet Gaynor 
 
Casting by
Maribeth Fox 
 
Art Department
Scott Kawczynski .... titles art direction and design
 
Sound Department
Benjamin Cheah .... supervising sound editor
Eric Hirsch .... sound re-recording mixer
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Mike Poppleton .... sound effects editor
Gregg Swiatlowski .... adr recordist
Gregg Swiatlowski .... sound editor
 
Editorial Department
Gladys Murphy .... assistant editor
Zak Tucker .... colorist
 
Music Department
Ruy García .... music consultant
 
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Adam Rackoff .... special thanks
 

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Shot in 10 days with a crew of three people working for free (however, they have shares in the film's profits).See more »
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Johnny Rizzo:You're drunk...
Brooke:[Smiles] I know.
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Could Have Been Worse, 15 April 2013
Author: RabbitValleyRebel from United States

This picture had some sweet moments. I'm actually o.k. with the lead looking so young and sounding even younger, because in real life he is the age that he was playing. That made things more interesting.

Even short, skinny, passive guys can find girlfriends. Especially if the guy is a gentleman. If the actor had been more "normal," this movie would have been more common.

The fiancée was also well cast. Not a beauty. Just a generic spoiled East Coast girl. Of course a controlling girl is going to choose a puppy dog guy.

While I am totally turned off by "free spirited" girls, I think the gal who played this did it quite efficiently. When she confessed that she had never been in love, I believed her. That was one of the poignant moments.

The reason this blonde went for this guy is because she had already been burned by the "player" type too many times. Even though he is a wimp, he's a good listener and trustworthy and that appealed to her. Plus, opposites attract. She could change him.

Having said all that, there wasn't sufficient character development. There had to be more background on how this guy became the way he is, what his parents are like, why he's wearing a cross, and why he likes sports.

Was he a frustrated athlete? We saw that he couldn't play tennis. Did he always wish he could be an alpha-dog like athletes? What did the blonde tennis girl mean about her dad wanting certain things for her? What happened with her ex in Los Angeles? Ed Burns turned in his usual almost-amoral player persona. That guy he always plays does however have a heart for those who are truly close to him. It would be easy to say that his character just wanted to have a partner in crime so he wouldn't feel guilty, but in truth, he saw that his nephew needed help.

There's also a terrific scene with an older actor who plays the lead's future father-in-law. The guy could not have made much money for this, but he gave it his all.

The photography is good, the plot predictable, and the length a bit too long, but the sweet moments redeemed this one and saved it from oblivion. T

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