I stumbled upon this little film called Here Today and was captivated immediately by the level of acting. The first scene stars William Gabriel Grier and his portrayal of a down and out man, tugged at my heart. So real as he ventured forward in his life encountering such small issues as donuts and 3 cents. Powerful performance. I could stop there with the revue and say his performance is enough for you to seek out and view this film. However the following scenes revealed even more.
An incredible performance by Robert Evans as an elderly man making the best of his final days. I really enjoyed this part of the film. Again, I could leave you with that but introduced next was Dawn Alden, Maxwell Chase and Christian Hutcherson. Dawn is a star. She has the kind of beauty in her acting that pulls your emotions to the brink of exploding. She is simply stellar. Of course Maxwell Chase goes without saying anything. A face you all will recognize and a body of growing work that clearly shows he is on the path of being known in every household across the world. Always a wonderful pleasure to see him.
I was set back a moment as I studied the actor who played his brother. I did not know him and was immediately caught by his face. His name is Christian Hutcherson, a blank slate that a director could add any character to and this young man could make him come to life. I see a young Christopher Walken in him. I was so struck by his appearance as it is one of those rare character faces that become so iconic in film and television. He has the acting chops to support this look too. I believe great things will come from this man.
The cast rounds itself out with many more performances that I just cant do justice speaking of here. Look at the credits listed here at IMDb and appreciate all the actors involved.
Casey Schlosser is a very lucky director to have cast such actors. This film is a joy to watch as we see people redeem themselves, watch themselves be discovered and discover what is lost. Find and watch Here Today. I know you will enjoy it.
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