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Coming Clean (2002)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance, Short | 1 August 2002 (USA)
A group of friends throw an engagement party for one of their friends, a banking executive, whose fiancée has some dark secrets of his past that come to light at the party which soon goes wrong.


Ken Feinberg




Cast overview, first billed only:
Roark Critchlow ... Robert James
Hillary Klein Hillary Klein ... Mason Stewart
Charlie Vaughn Charlie Vaughn ... Sid
Amy DeBourget ... Veronica Gray
Jonna Tamases ... Phyllis
Lisa Arning Mayer ... Cassidy (as Lisa Arning)
Robin Sydney ... Dena
Holly M. Martin ... Amber (as Holly Persell)
Erica Strauss Erica Strauss ... Kelly
Larry Mullen Jr. ... Mark Adkins (as Larry Mullen)
Tegan Summer ... Cedric
Emilie Davezac Emilie Davezac ... TV Guest
Heather Joyce Heather Joyce ... TV Make-up Artist
Jay Bogdanowitsch ... TV Floor Manager
Billy St. John ... Sasha Keilor


Set in Hollywood, "Coming Clean" is a 12 character ensemble romantic comedy about an engagement party gone wrong. The films stars Roark Critchlow (Days of our Lives, Friends, Mr. Deeds) as the would be husband who has to come clean about a few things from his past and risk losing the love of his life. Written by Anonymous

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The past is the past... or is it?


Comedy | Romance | Short


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Caved by Charlie Vaughn...
7 September 2003 | by JonB-2See all my reviews

On almost every level, this film fails. The script sucks. The choice of how to tell what could have been an interesting story sucks. Most of the acting sucks. Even the sound-sync sucks. But... watch for the guy who plays Sid, the star's assistant. His name is Charlie Vaughn, and he is amazing in this role. While most of the rest of the cast fumfers around on amateur level, Mr. Vaughn shines in a completely realized role. Everyone else involved should be embarrassed -- in a simple change of voice, Mr. Vaughn gives more characterization and history to his small part than all of the leads were capable of in pages and pages of dialogue.

I predict that Charlie Vaughn will be a major star when Hollywood pays attention. Even when he's just playing background, he's amazingly present and right on the nose. Everyone else involved should have paid attention to his work and learned. Bonus points that he's hella-cute.

But... what does it say about a short film when the work of a minor character actor outshines all of the leads? not much for the film itself. But, casting directors pay heed -- there's a star in the making here, even if the rest of the project around him is screaming crap. Book him before someone else does, and you'll earn your place in the CSA hall of fame.

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1 August 2002 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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