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Rx (2005)

What is meant to be a weekend party across the border soon becomes a heartbreaking journey that tests the boundaries of companionship, romantic love and personal ethics.

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Ariel Vromen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Balfour ... Andrew
Colin Hanks ... Jonny
Lauren German ... Melissa
Danny Pino ... Carlos
Lulu Molina Lulu Molina ... Carlos' Mother
Alan Tudyk ... Pepe
Ori Pfeffer ... Raul
Adrian DeLira Adrian DeLira ... Roadblock Federal
Jacob Duran Jacob Duran ... Indigent Man
Kei Kei Cadena Kei Kei Cadena ... Young Mexican Woman (as Kei-Kei Cadena)
Arturo Portillo ... Mexican Soldier at Cantina
Hector Radela Hector Radela ... Mexican Soldier at Cantina
Alexandra Magallanes Alexandra Magallanes ... Little Girl at Border
Michael Baldonado Michael Baldonado ... Mexican Border Officer
Rudy Perez Rudy Perez ... Mexican Border Officer
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Storyline

A true talent, up-and-comer Ariel Vromen brings to the screen a visually alluring and emotionally charged first feature. With a cast of gifted young actors, Vromen delves into the darker side of the party to reveal that life can change indefinitely when decisions are made with love and friendship on the line. Andrew, Melissa and Jonny are friends in the prime of their lives. But when the real life weight of family misfortune becomes too much for Andrew to bear, he makes a desperately naive decision. What is meant to be a weekend party across the border soon becomes a heartbreaking journey that tests the boundaries of companionship, romantic love and personal ethics. Beautifully composed shots and a stellar soundtrack complete this package, lending Vromen's dark yet moving coming-of-age story a hip edge and resonating style. Written by Anonymous

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Crossing the border was easy. Getting home was deadly... See more »


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Rated R for drug content, language, some violence and nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Basit yalanlar See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The three friends drive a 1964 Chevrolet Corvair. It has been modified, in that "eye level" brake lights have been installed on the rear deck. These came into use in the USA in 1986. See more »

Goofs

When Andrew and Melissa are in bed and begin talking about going to Mexico Andrew's arm under her neck changes positions as the camera angle changes. See more »

Connections

References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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OK if you're bored... if only for Balfour
14 May 2007 | by sarahliz1624See all my reviews

Although headlined by a talented cast and set in the backdrop of the beautiful Mexican countryside, this film falls short of its goal. Although the director obviously holds high hopes of his film becoming a dark, gritty, drug-smuggling drama, he is too quick to protect a reputation he does not yet have, and instead "Rx" becomes a mediocre, unfeeling, eye-rolling soap opera. From the opening frames of our main characters dancing and laughing together on a ridge overlooking a sunrise to the rolling titles, this film is filled with one let down after another. Just when you think things are getting interesting, you are forced to sigh, roll your eyes, and check the timer on your DVD player to see when this agony will be over. The only redeemable quality within this film is the performance that comes from Mr.Eric Balfour, whose portrayal of Andrew, the kid who's smuggling drugs from Mexico to try an help out his parents, is emotional, believable, and quite frankly, the only thing that keeps this film afloat, at least until its disappointing and abrupt ending. All in all, "Rx" is made up of an unprovocative script fulfilled with unimaginative directing and unoriginal acting. Not a complete waste of time, I enjoyed it. But not an Oscar contender by any means.


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