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Free Samples -- A hung-over law school dropout spends her day doling out free samples of ice cream and attitude while being wooed by last night's hook-up in this offbeat comedy with a stellar cast.
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Jess Weixler ... Jillian

Jesse Eisenberg ... Tex

Halley Feiffer ... Nancy

Jason Ritter ... Wally
Jeff Sloniker ... Harvy
Tanner Vale ... Twin Robby
Taylor Vale ... Twin Bobby

Wendy Shapero ... Homeless Stacy
Abigail McFarlane ... Patricia
Johari Powell ... Joel

Angel Parker ... Joel's Mother
Jordan Davis ... Peter

Barrett Shuler ... Tommy

Choice Skinner ... Larry

John Rosenfeld ... Joe

Madison Leisle ... Anna

Joseph McKelheer ... Richard Swinger

Suzy Nakamura ... Neighbor

Joe Nunez ... Yani Perez

Tippi Hedren ... Betty

Matt Walsh ... Mr. Hightower
Jennifer June Ross ... Penny

Jocelin Donahue ... Paula

Whitney Able ... Dana

Craig Gellis ... Steel

Keir O'Donnell ... Danny
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Montré Burton ... Mr. Vanilla

James Duval ... Antonio

Cory Knauf ... Noah

Eben Kostbar ... Matthew

Anthony Traina ... Adam

Directed by
Jay Gammill 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jim Beggarly 

Produced by
Jim Beggarly .... co-producer
Jay Gammill .... co-producer
Sarah Beth Goer .... associate producer
Mark Gould .... co-executive producer
Kevin Iwashina .... executive producer
Cory Knauf .... co-producer
Eben Kostbar .... line producer
Eben Kostbar .... producer
Eric Kramer .... co-executive producer
John Madden .... co-executive producer
Tony Mayer .... co-executive producer
Joseph McKelheer .... producer
Nick Mystrom .... executive producer
Michael Potts .... executive producer
Bill Rothacker .... co-executive producer
Martin Schmitz .... co-executive producer
Travis Stevens .... associate producer
Michael Van Gilder .... co-executive producer
Richard Wham .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Eric Elbogen 
Cinematography by
Reed Morano (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jay Gammill 
Franklin Peterson 
Casting by
Joe Lorenzo 
Production Design by
Jeffrey Lombardi  (as Jeffrey Givens)
Art Direction by
Julie Ziah 
Costume Design by
Alisha Silverstein 
Makeup Department
Lara Cilento .... key makeup/hair
Ashley Cordova .... makeup artist
Production Management
Erin Owens .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Vanover .... first assistant director
Victor Winters .... second assistant director
Art Department
Sarah Bess .... scenic painter
Anthony Cafaro .... leadman
Sound Department
Josh Bissett .... audio mixer
Marissa Linn Carus .... foley engineer (as Marissa Carus)
Charles German .... boom operator
Geoff Green .... sound editor
Perry Levy .... adr engineer
Camera and Electrical Department
Kevin Akers .... first assistant camera
Tony Banando .... grip
Francisco Bulgarelli .... electrician
Andrew Dickieson .... key grip
Nick Erickson .... best boy grip
Oren Kaplan .... digital imaging technician
Reed Morano .... camera operator
Yuki Noguchi .... electrician
Christopher Pritzlaff .... gaffer
Jonathan Pritzlaff .... grip
Joseph Segura .... second assistant camera
Jarret Sexton .... best boy electrician
Kevin M. Slee .... still photographer
Matty Sumida .... digital imaging technician
Casting Department
Sergia Louise Anderson .... casting assistant
Kimberly Dollar .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Karen Smith .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Chris Hall .... colorist
Matty Sumida .... assistant editor
Transportation Department
Louis Dargenzio .... transportation consultant
Jim Martell .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Julius Amaya .... production secretary
Tim Banach .... event coordinator
Ben Bolea .... production assistant
Tiffany Boyle .... packaging and sales executive
Beth Caldarello .... production coordinator
Erika Canchola .... production attorney
Joe Hardesty .... key set production assistant
Evan Kopczyk .... assistant production office coordinator
Elana Kostbar .... assistant to producer
Marcy Kostbar .... assistant to producer
Erin Owens .... production manager
Daniel E. Parr .... production accountant
Jonathan Pringle .... production assistant
Irish Quinn .... key set production assistant
Pamela Robison .... script supervisor
Liz Sandifer .... production assistant
Liz Sandiford .... production assistant
Shannon Sonnier .... publicist
Will Soper .... film accountant
Anthony Traina .... producer asst
Timothy Alverson .... special thanks
Belinda Benko .... special thanks
Guilherme Campellon .... special thanks
Louis Dargenzio .... special thanks
Rik DeLisle .... special thanks
Dominic DeMaria .... special thanks
Vineet Dewan .... special thanks
Stephanie Drachkovitch .... special thanks
Steven Edell .... special thanks
Eric Kallevig .... special thanks
Oren Kaplan .... special thanks
Dave MacLean .... special thanks
Alex Marino .... special thanks
Thomas J. Nordberg .... special thanks (as Tom Nordberg)
Michele Nordin .... special thanks
Greg O'Bryant .... special thanks
Tom O'Leary .... special thanks
Erik Olson .... special thanks
Kim Pollard .... special thanks
Collin Redden .... special thanks
Kim Redden .... special thanks
Shwn'ee Reddick .... special thanks
Tim Rettley .... special thanks
Allison Schroeder .... special thanks
Vero Shamo-Garcia .... special thanks
Lindsey Shockley .... special thanks
Kevin M. Slee .... thanks
Suzanne Spangler .... special thanks
Steven Sprung .... special thanks
Lonny Stevens .... special thanks
Paul Todisco .... special thanks
Ariel Vergez .... special thanks
Christina Wade .... thanks
Matt Walker .... special thanks
Steve Watson .... special thanks
Joanne Roberts Wiles .... special thanks
Kay Wilson .... special thanks
Inman Young .... special thanks

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Rated R for brief language
80 min
USA:R | USA:TV-MA (TV rating)

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Filmed in 13 days in Los Angeles.See more »
Mr. Hightower:You food truck people think you're so cool. You're not. I can get ice cream at the grocery store.See more »
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27 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Unexpectedly charming and fun, 30 September 2012
Author: ethanstraffin from United States

Based in part on a worryingly low IMDb rating, I went into "Free Samples" with some hesitance, but to my surprise it ended up as the highlight of the Palo Alto International Film Festival for me in terms of sheer entertainment value. It reminded me a great deal of a Sundance favorite from a few years back, "Smiley Face" with Anna Faris, due both to its snarky but ultimately sweet sense of humor and the wonderfully expressive and funny things that lead actress Jess Weixler is able to so with her face and her delivery. It's the kind of quirky -- I think one may in fact be required by law to use that word when reviewing films like this -- comedy about not all that much that understandably will rub some viewers the wrong way, but it's executed with so much giddy confidence (especially for a first feature) that it had me from the first minute and held onto me for all of the rest. Director Jay Gammill mentioned at the Q&A that he's currently working on a second feature with the same screenwriter. I'm looking forward to it.

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