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Fits & Starts (2002)

A young man and woman spend the afternoon drinking orange soda and conversing through cassette recorders. And there's a musical number.

Director:

Vince Di Meglio
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Cast

Cast overview:
Stacie Rasmussen Stacie Rasmussen ... Iris Gardner (as Anastacia Rasmussen)
Pernilla Edstrom Pernilla Edstrom ... Iris Voice
James Rasmussen James Rasmussen ... Verlin
Ugochukwu Ihednukara Nwaoha Ugochukwu Ihednukara Nwaoha ... Verlin Double
Jeff Coatney Jeff Coatney ... N.D.F. Spokesman
Cameron VanHook Cameron VanHook ... Generic Movie Child
Melissa Di Meglio Melissa Di Meglio ... French Maid (as Melissa Rasmussen)
Marisa Booppacheun Marisa Booppacheun ... Iris Double
Chadd B. Cole Chadd B. Cole ... Bodybuilder
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A young man and woman spend the afternoon drinking orange soda and conversing through cassette recorders. And there's a musical number.

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Genres:

Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 2002 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

Por una cabeza
Music by Carlos Gardel
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It's funny because they use German accents.
26 April 2004 | by BuddyLembeckSee all my reviews

But that would overly simplify why this short is so wonderful. We all know that foreigners are funny and that xenophobia is the greatest thing since velcro. We also know that (mis)communication between the sexes needs all the fun poking it can handle. James Rasmussen is a supremely odd looking individual, and he is used in the way that Jeunet and Caro use Dominique Pinon in Delicatessen and The City of Lost Children, an off-kilter character who charms you with the ability to overly express his lack of expression. Neither actor need say anything to make you understand their plight, and they don't have to resort to obvious sympathetic ploys to gain your empathy.

As a film, Fits and Starts achieves the organized randomness that was previously only perfected by Soderbergh's Schizopolis and Godard's Week End. It would be a monumental waste to deny Mr. Di Meglio and Mr. Rasmussen a long term contract with a studio which would make Michael Bay cower in fear and p***s envy. Not necessarily in that order.


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