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Fifty Pills (2006)

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Darren Giles has lost his college scholarship, can't work up the courage to ask out the girl of his dreams and doesn't have the cash to stay in college another semester. Unless he can ... See full summary »

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Theo Avgerinos
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diora Baird ... Tiffany
Kristen Bell ... Gracie
Michael Masini ... Halo
Rachel Boston ... Lindsay
Christopher Boyd ... Richard
Jeffrey Nicholas Brown ... Homeless Joe
Michael Peña ... Eduardo
Corrine Carey ... Marla
Jane Lynch ... Doreen
Curran Connor Curran Connor ... Scott
Lou Taylor Pucci ... Darren
Jake Demaray Jake Demaray ... Punk Rock Mover
Richard Embardo Richard Embardo ... The Kitchen Guy
Maya Hazen ... Bethany
John Hensley ... Coleman
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Darren Giles has lost his college scholarship, can't work up the courage to ask out the girl of his dreams and doesn't have the cash to stay in college another semester. Unless he can survive the teenage dominatrix, New York's largest drug mogul, convince his parents he's not gay, write a paper on Dante's Inferno, escape three thugs chasing the wrong guy and sell fifty pills of ecstasy in time to make his tuition payment, he'll never get the chance to date the girl of his dreams. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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USA

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English

Release Date:

26 April 2006 (USA) See more »

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50 Pills See more »

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Budget:

$450,000 (estimated)
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(European Film Market)

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1.85 : 1
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When Coleman is in the office, after he is told he is on probation, his audio is out of sync. See more »

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Gracie: Get off my bed.
Michelle: Fuck you, bitch.
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Features Diff'rent Strokes (1978) See more »

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by Helen Stellar
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almost "laugh-out-loud-funny"
1 February 2007 | by CrazyMeanDaveSee all my reviews

Having seen "Fifty Pills" last night and subsequently discovered it's score of 3/10 on IMDb, I feel the need to redress the situation.

OK, so it's not the greatest of films ever made in the already massively over subscribed college-comedy genre but it is by no means the worst. "Fifty Pills" is relatively well scripted, and, with one or two exceptions the actors play their parts well; making a good job of portraying believable characters.

Some of the jokes are obvious and predictable, but there was more than one moment when the humour leapt at us with the unexpected voracity of a demonically possessed ferret.

Most importantly, the film flowed well and there were no moments when my concentration wandered towards the events outside of Theo Avgerinos' creation. At just over 75 minutes, the movie was exactly the right length.

The aspects of "Fifty Pills" that let it down for me were the poor dialogue in scenes involving Darren's parents, and the over use of one or two running jokes.

I give this film 6 out of 10.


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