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Depression: The Movie (2012)

Four people deal with all the pain and sadness they have and find the root cause.

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Bill
David Neely ...
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Corey Montgomery ...
Lenny
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Mexican Wrestler (voice)
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Girl in Bar
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Sarah #2
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Dale Grow ...
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Vincent Holiday ...
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Kelsey Laird ...
Aria
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Four characters have to wade through the disaster that is their lives to accomplish a greater goal and get past their biggest obstacle... Themselves... with hilarious results! Lenny is in love, with just about every woman he's met and he isn't shy about telling you. Bruce's father is destroying his life by doing nothing, is it possible to make someone stop doing nothing? Bill wants to figure out how to love after his divorce, but he's completely lost. George wants to prove she isn't a giant screw-up by babysitting for her successful older sister. Written by Alexander Rozhenko

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The characters Lenny, Bruce, Bill, and George are all based on the comedian names Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, and Bill Hicks. See more »

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Church Person: Have you ever read the bible?
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References Hellraiser (1987) See more »

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A Mixed Bag of Emotions
17 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I picked this up at a convention a while ago and just haven't had the chance to check it out. Finally last night I watched it and I feel it was generally a good indie film, but with some problems and a lot to be desired.

It's shown as an anthology film, with the final scene showing that all of these characters are connected via being in a band (except for the most unnecessary, who is in the audience). As with most anthologies segments are hits and misses, interesting since all share the same writer and director.

First segment was over all okay. It's about a guy who is not attractive in any way, shape, or form, yet has the crippling problem of having too much sex. The dialog is very well written, but the stupid German girl humor, some misplaced slapstick, and completely unneeded full body nudity (I love tits, but I did not at all need to see that, especially in this film) really brings down the whole segment. The acting is great though.

The second segment is the gem of the film. It is the absolute funniest AND the absolute saddest and most emotional bit. This is about a man who has a terrible relationship with his father and finds out about his grandfather's death several months too late. The acting is top notch from everyone involved and really showed the potential of what the entire movie could have been.

The third segment is a complete waste and feels completely out of place. The acting is passable, but the situation is nearly completely a monologue from a character I don't care about. A man takes a drunk female friend home and takes an offer to sleep in the same bed as the perfect moment to bear his soul as to why he only stays friends with women instead of trying to start a relationship. It's trying too hard, it's boring, and it's brought down with a stupid fart joke to top it all off. Could have been completely cut out.

The final segment is pretty good but completely off compared to the rest. A young woman is seen as a screw up by her sister yet asked to babysit. For some reason, there's a psycho killer on the loose who busts in to torture and murder her and the child. Fortunately she saves the day, but her brother-in-law doesn't care. Out of place but with a purpose, this segment kept my attention even if the dialog between the girl and the killer was a bit over the top. Some good laughs and some decent tension.

Overall Depression is shot decently, good uses of close ups but nothing really stands out. Editing is solid and acting is hit or miss. The writing seems to be the biggest detriment to the film, due to at times trying too hard and failing yet other times nailing it. This could have been something really sad and/or really funny, instead it teeters on mediocrity.

It's certainly not a bad film but hard to recommend. Is it worth DVD price? Probably not. But a digital rental is a great way to see if this is the kind of indie film for you.


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