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The Last Run (2004)

When a young accountant is devastated after discovering his inspiringly beautiful girlfriend is cheating on him, his best friend, who's engaged to a girl he doesn't love, convinces him to ... See full summary »

Director:

Jonathan Segal

Writers:

Todd M. Camhe (as Todd Camhe), Jonathan Segal
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fred Savage ... Steven Goodson
Amy Adams ... Alexis
Steven Pasquale ... Jack Manning
Andrea Bogart ... Chloe
Erinn Bartlett ... Amelia
Vyto Ruginis ... Clancy
Robert Romanus ... Steven's Boss
Ray Baker ... Mr. Powers
Abby Brammell ... Bar-Back Chick
Amanda Swisten ... Sage
Lisa Arturo ... Ginger
Jillian Bach ... Felicia
Ina Barrón ... Stunning Brunette (as Ina Barron)
Judith Benezra Judith Benezra ... Bridget
Art Bonilla ... Landscaping Co-Worker
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When a young accountant is devastated after discovering his inspiringly beautiful girlfriend is cheating on him, his best friend, who's engaged to a girl he doesn't love, convinces him to go on a "run" and sleep with as many women as he can to get over his heart break. Written by Anonymous

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Addiction comes in all shapes and sizes.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong sexual content including dialogue and nudity, and for language | See all certifications »
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References Rain Man (1988) See more »

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Unbalanced and Miswritten
9 June 2007 | by inteleartsSee all my reviews

This was one of the most confused films I have seen in a long time.

The Long Run starts looking and feeling like a romantic comedy - and for the first 15 minutes it is good - girl dumps boy, boy is convinced by friend to go on a "run" - a sexual quest to bed as many women as possible - but then from nowhere turns into a "ooh I'm so miserable" drama about sex addiction - it is horribly unbalanced piece of writing - and it is the script's fault. It is trying to be too much, and cannot pull off a very difficult and complicated arc of a storyline so instead opts for absurdity and the theatrical instead - and I don't mean that in a fun or funny way - there just are no laughs to be found here - or the luaghs are extremely cheap.

Strangely, all the performances are basically sound - but I didn't for one minute buy any of the premises put forward here,

So here's the problem: the script plots and turns seems to have develop as the story was written - it lacks a sense of clear direction - the redemption and resolution are disappointing, unrealistic, and frankly maudlin, and hugely depressing - but not even in a "well we all learnt something here" kind of way.

I could not really get to the heart of this - a moral tale? the broken heart? the 20s male? I felt no sympathy for either of the male leads - they are both moral vacuums - and seem unable to establish any meaning in their lives - and perhaps this is the point - the ennui of the sexual male cannot be met or matched so he has as many casual sexual relationships to fill the void - while I got it I found the style of the film highly bizarre and unsatisfactory - it looks, feels, and is shot like a light romantic comedy - but contains a lot of pretty nasty drama type situations. And in the middle a lot of absolutely gratuitous sex. Arguing that we need a film about sex addiciton needs as much as nudity as possible is justified - it just ain't right - and comes across as an attempt to titillate the viewer - strangely boring - the direction is sloppy.

Hugely disappointing and unsatisfactory - the arc of the main characters fall from from grace is implausible and unsatisfactory - and it is not tragic or fun, or even pathetic, it is bathos - an incongruous mix of high and low - and that is never a good thing.

Definitely not a date movie that's for sure.

A failure.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 2010 (Sweden) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Run it Raw Inc. See more »
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