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35 and Ticking -- A comedy centered around 4 friends in their mid-thirties who struggling with different ideas of love and family life.


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When it comes to love, it's all about the timing.
A romantic comedy which looks at a group of thirty-somethings trying to figure out life, love and marriage. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Tamala Jones ... Victoria

Nicole Ari Parker ... Zenobia

Kevin Hart ... Cleavon

Keith Robinson ... Phil

Darius McCrary ... Nick West

Meagan Good ... Falinda

Dondre Whitfield ... Austin

Jill Marie Jones ... Coco

Clifton Powell ... Zane

Wendy Raquel Robinson ... Callise

Luenell ... Donya (as Lunell Campbell)
Nicholas C. Williams ... PJ (as Nicholas Williams)

Mike Epps ... Harold

Karon Joseph ... Roderick (as Karon Joseph Riley)

Kym Whitley ... Shavelle

Mechelle Epps ... LaLa
Carnetta Jones ... Dr. Handcock

Mari Morrow ... Toi
Ramsey Moore ... Man 1

Wendell James ... Man 2
Kendrick Redfearne ... Grip

Samantha Schacher ... Counter Girl

Brett Weinstock ... Waiter
Destini Edwards ... Young Victoria

Aaron D. Spears ... Officer Jones

Reign A'Rei Edwards ... Young Zenobia (as Reign Edwards)
Malcolm Ridley ... Young Phil

Ethan McDowell ... Fan 1
Angelique Bates ... Gangsta Girl 1
Samantha Cha ... Gangsta Girl 2
Justice Smith ... Mr. Dangles
John Bryant ... TQ
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Skoti Collins ... Officer Bade
Nicolette Nightingale ... Hot Girl in Club
Lindsey Willis ... Limo Driver

Brandon Alexander ... Clubber (uncredited)

Collin Alfredo ... Bartender (uncredited)

Amber Barbell ... School Kid (uncredited)
Azael Cavazos ... Bartender (uncredited)
Natasha Cayman ... Clubber (uncredited)
Jonathan Doh ... Club Patron (uncredited)
Maleek Griffith ... Sailor (uncredited)

David Hill ... Mike the Bartender (uncredited)

Gabriella Holland ... School Kid (uncredited)

Jason Johnson ... Sailor (uncredited)
Brandon Luck ... Web Cowboy (uncredited)

Westley Nguyen ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Russ Parr 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Russ Parr  uncredited

Produced by
Brett Dismuke .... associate producer
David Eubanks .... producer
Russ Parr .... executive producer
Eric Tomosunas .... producer
Kym Whitley .... executive producer
Original Music by
Vito A. Colapietro II 
Neely Dinkins Jr. 
Kenneth Lampl 
Cinematography by
Jeff Bollman 
Film Editing by
Dante Wyatt 
Production Design by
'Jungle Jim' Shaughnessy 
Art Direction by
Marissa Leguizamon 
Set Decoration by
Stephanie Feinerman 
Costume Design by
Roni Burks 
Makeup Department
Annette Chaisson .... makeup artist
Tiffany Daugherty .... hair stylist
Andrea Jackson .... hair department head
Production Management
Christina Jurado .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chandra M. Alexander .... second assistant director (as Chandra Alexander)
Roger Melvin .... first assistant director
Art Department
Kurt Altschwager .... carpenter
Tracy Breyfogle .... graphic designer
Edward Elg .... leadman
Jesse Poupis .... construction coordinator
Kyle Redman .... carpenter
Sound Department
Saravoot Kaitkalang .... boom operator
Kennard Morris .... sound mixer
Denzil Xavier .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
William Adashek .... electrician
Russell Bell .... gaffer
Ben Benesh .... key grip
Jameson Jordan .... second assistant camera
Scott Klepetar .... steadi-cam operator
Geoff Knight .... best boy electric
Ian McGlocklin .... camera operator: b-camera
Dyron Pacheco .... best boy grip
John C. Reyes .... first assistant camera
Hunter Sandison .... first assistant camera
James Seppelfrick .... dit red camera
Scott Simock .... grip
Nathan Tieman .... second assistant camera
Jaxon Woods .... first assistant camera
Casting Department
Skoti Collins .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jean Carson .... set costumer
Shellae Ruffin .... set costumer
Adrienne Young .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Enzo Raee .... colorist
Will Raée .... on-line editor (as Will Raee)
Music Department
The Co-Stars .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Russell Vance Bailey .... production assistant
James William Chestnut .... production assistant
Derek Cohen-Copeland .... production assistant
Lucy Doty .... studio owner
Marguerite Lliteras .... studio operation manager
Ralph Lliteras .... site representative
Liesl Ritts .... craft service
Sandra Salas .... script supervisor
Marlon 'Goose' Wall .... key set production assistant

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Rated R for some crude sexual content
104 min
Aspect Ratio:
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Not quite Up-To-Parr, but enjoyable nonetheless..., 29 September 2011
Author: Mystikal104 from Miami

Having just watched a slew of African-American films such as Jumping The Broom, This Christmas, Soul Food, Breakin' All The Rules, Two Can Play That Game, & it's counterpart Three Can Play That Game, I thought I would add this film on my list to other reason being my interest in watching the careers of some of my favorite black actors like Meagan Good and Mike Epps.

The film itself was enjoyable...a bit unrealistic, but enjoyable. The film was well casted with some of the most humorous black actors we have in this industry today...I can't say I am too familiar with Nicole Ari Parker's work, but she did a very decent job on this film, bringing lovable, relatable warmth and humor to her character Zenobia. The amazing gorgeous Tamala Jones was a delight to watch (if I had a wife her age with a beauty and a killer bod like hers, I'd consider myself the luckiest bastard on earth). Kevin Hart is quite humorous, at times. Mike Epps is funny as ever...maybe even steals the show. The simply stunning Meagan Good was a refreshing sight for sore eyes, having just seen her in JTB.

I can't say much about the writing. I admire Russ for coming up with a storyline about four best friends in their mid to late 30's still trying to make sense of their love lives, especially with 40 creeping up on them pretty quick. I bought some of the situations that some of the characters went through, yet others seemed highly unrealistic, or if it was, the subject was approached in a very harsh, careless manner in an effort to generate sympathy for the characters. The ending of the movie kinda threw me off...way off (won't spoil it for anyone) just seemed thrown in there as a last minute ditch effort to complete the script and bring closure to the characters' arc. If anything, it didn't seem like quite the happy ending that they had hoped for...they just seemed to...settle with what they could get.

On the Technical side, things were even more awry. One could possibly make the assumption that to save on the budget for this film, a group of film school students were whisked away right after graduation to work on this project. Much more notable than others was the sound some parts of the movie it was fine...maybe probably easier for the sound people when working indoors, but when filming outside, a complete disaster. The ADR, if any, was abysmal...the background noises didn't quite match as they were edited (yes, I know, very picky...but believe me, quite noticeable) a seemingly simple scene of four characters having a conversation, in one shot, the sound seems fine, but when it cuts to another shot, the sound is way off, as though someone or something in the background was blasting tunes next door when that shot was being filmed. No effort made to edit out the clearly mismatching background noises. The cinematography wasn't horrible, but it could've been much much better. In some of the indoor locations, it seemed as though not much effort was used to make full use of the location...the actors always seemed confined/compressed to one spot...maybe to make room for all the lighting and crew in the room with them...not much movement. The comment. I just re-iterate that maybe film students were used on this one...maybe.

The casting, I had no problem with it, although I am now noticing a trend in over-using the same actors over and over again...Meagan is in practically every African-American film that has recently come out...but I guess it must be a good thing if she's trying to get some more exposure as an actress...Mike Epps as well. As well, very noticeable, the film only seemed confined to use a certain number of actors, maybe due to budgetary constraints...(this could be a spoiler, or not), but some of the secondary characters 'conveniently' kept popping up at the utmost opportune moment....maybe to help serve the story's purpose, I don't'd have to see the film to know what I am talking about.

Overall, despite it's noticeable flaws, 35 and Ticking was an enjoyable film to watch. It had a few punches here and there, but it did it's job. Not quite up to par, but enjoyable nonetheless...

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