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Everyday People (2004)

Not Rated | | Drama | 12 January 2006 (Hungary)
The closing of a local restaurant concerns a number of employees who've dedicated their lives to the eatery.

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Jim McKay

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Jim McKay
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan De'Shon Myers Nathan De'Shon Myers ... Subway Opera Singer
Jordan Gelber ... Ira
Bridget Barkan ... Joleen
Stephen McKinley Henderson ... Arthur
Sydnee Stewart Sydnee Stewart ... Erin Persaud
Billoah Greene Billoah Greene ... Samel
Kadijah Carlisle Kadijah Carlisle ... Benita
Polly Humphreys ... Shirley
Craig muMs Grant ... Ali (as muMs)
Stephanie Berry ... Angry Black Waiter
Frantz G. Saint Louis Jr. ... Frantz (as Frantz St. Louis)
Stacie Linardos Stacie Linardos ... Angry White Waiter
Victor Pagan ... Victor
Reg E. Cathey ... Akbar (Black Ribbon Friday)
Elizabeth Flax Elizabeth Flax ... Female Customer
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The closing of a local restaurant concerns a number of employees who've dedicated their lives to the eatery.

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You can't wash out all the color and keep the flavor.

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Drama

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USA

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English | Spanish

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12 January 2006 (Hungary) See more »

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The drama of everyday life
25 January 2005 | by impfacSee all my reviews

There are not many movies that have been able to hold my attention lately. I find myself hitting the stop button far to often. I expected nothing better from what looked like a slow drama, Everyday People.

But I never once had the urge to shut off my DVD player. It is unfortunate that this movie is almost certain never to find a niche.

That is a shame. The movie is the engrossing story of-shockingly enough-everyday people with normal, everyday lives. If you feel sold out when a nice, simple drama ends in gunfire for some silly reason, if you're sick of CGI movies with no heart, this is you're movie. It doesn't need to force events to carry the plots along; instead, we get several stories that unfold naturally.

A restaurant is closing and it's staff must find new jobs. How they react and how their lives are changed is the story, no more, no less. The entire movie takes place over one work day. The acting is solid, the writing equally good. All around this is simply a well made little movie.

Another delight was that there really aren't fixed endings. Who settles their lives in one night? These people do not. We don't know what is going to happen to them or even if things will be okay in the end; we know only what we are given.

Overall, this is an engrossing, low key drama that you shouldn't pass up.

*** (three stars out of four)


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