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A comedic symphony of disappointment and forgiveness.
JR has broken up with her professor. She enlists her nervous and obnoxious younger brother Colin to... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Carlen Altman ... JR
Bob Byington ... Professor Neil Chadwick

Kate Lyn Sheil ... Julia
Anna Bak-Kvapil ... Kim Thompson

Ry Russo-Young ... Zoe
Craig Butta ... Norton the Bully

Alex Ross Perry ... Colin
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Drew Brooke ... Singing Waiter 1
Tom Brown ... Antique Tom
Alexa Casciari ... Megan the Mom
Sandy Gartner ... Singing Waitress
Kate Hollowell ... Ellie

Anna Margaret Hollyman ... Roberta B.
Leigh Poulos ... Laurie the Nurse Lover

Keith Poulson ... Norton's Sidekick
Brandon Prince ... Erik
Bonnie Pritchard ... Parking Lot Blonde
Benjamin Moses Smith ... Kim's Cousin (as Ben Smith)
Ethan Smith ... Singing Waiter
Jody E. Smith ... Ms. Wagner (as Jody Smith)
Roy Thomas ... Motel Clerk
Sarah Virden ... Preppie No-Pineapple
C. Mason Wells ... Chris 'Wheels' Locke

Directed by
Alex Ross Perry 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Carlen Altman 
Alex Ross Perry 

Produced by
Drew Brooke .... assistant producer
Bob Byington .... co-producer
David Hirsch .... associate producer
Steven Kaplan .... associate producer
Alex Ross Perry .... producer
Original Music by
John Bosch (background music)
Preston Spurlock (composer)
Cinematography by
Sean Price Williams 
Film Editing by
Alex Ross Perry 
Set Decoration by
Anna Bak-Kvapil 
Art Department
Anna Bak-Kvapil .... props
Sound Department
John Bosch .... re-recording mixer
John Bosch .... sound designer
John Bosch .... supervising sound editor
Adam Grass .... sound recordist
Murray Trider .... sound designer
Camera and Electrical Department
Bryan McKay .... Two Day Camera Cherub
Kyle Mozian .... assistant camera
Amanda Wilder .... Two Day Camera Cherub
Editorial Department
Barbara Jean Kearney .... Digital Intermediate Account Executive
Adrian Kolarczyk .... Font & Titles
Daniel Silverman .... Digital Intermediate Editor
Daniel Silverman .... on-line editor
Tim Stipas .... Digital Intermediate Colorist
Kevin Vale .... Digital Intermediate Producer
Michael P. Whipple .... Digital Intermediate Engineer
Other crew
Anna Bak-Kvapil .... script supervisor
Anna .... Thank you for feedback and support
Ronald Bronstein .... Thank you for feedback and support
Zach Clark .... Thank you for feedback and support
Fluffy .... Thank you for feedback and support
David Fresko .... Thank you for feedback and support
Lawrence Levine .... Thank you for feedback and support
K.C. McLeod .... Thank you for feedback and support
Jake Perlin .... Thank you for feedback and support
Todd Sklar .... Thank you for feedback and support
Smokey .... Thank you for feedback and support
Joe Swanberg .... Thank you for feedback and support
Sophia Takal .... Thank you for feedback and support (as Sophia Takai)

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Zoe:Is your sister here already?
Colin:What! No. No, you just didn't hear her yell out my name. That's just actually what I would like you to be doing during the passion we'll be sharing momentarily.
Zoe:I'll walk you out.
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11 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
Save 90 minutes of your life and avoid., 28 October 2012
Author: Ada Soto from New Zealand

The Color Wheel is a truly awful movie. Let's start with the simple fact that the title has nothing to do with the movie, which was shot in black and white for an unknown and almost certainly completely pointless reason. A 'slacker road trip' film, I can buy the idea that the filmmakers were trying to capture some Clerks like magic and failed miserably.

It's the story of a brother and sister on a road trip, played by the couple who made the thing, which gives it a very weird vibe off the bat. The dialog is all improvised, which can be a good thing if the people doing the improvising have talent. This couple does not. If you've ever been stuck on a long car ride with people who think they're witty and won't stop bickering until you have the urge to put an icepick into someone's head (possibly your own) then you have experienced this film. The big Shock! Twist! ending is so unmotivated, and the characters are so unlikeable, that it feels painfully forced and falls flat. And if you haven't walked out of the theater by that point in a vain hope that it might get better you will be thoroughly disappointed. Stay home and watch reruns of the Simpsons instead of subjecting yourself to this mess.

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