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Drunkboat (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama | 14 June 2013 (Spain)
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Drunkboat tells the story of a young teenager, Abe, who manipulates his unsuspecting alcoholic uncle (Malkovich) into buying a boat from a conman (Goodman).

Director:

Bob Meyer
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John Malkovich ... Mort
John Goodman ... Fletcher
Jacob Zachar ... Abe
Brian Deneen Brian Deneen ... David
Skipp Sudduth ... Earl
Jim Ortlieb ... Morley
Dana Delany ... Eileen
Steve Haggard Steve Haggard ... Moo
Bryce Pegelow Bryce Pegelow ... Morley's Son
Christina Clark Christina Clark ... Cigarette Girl
Zach Gray ... Kid on the Bike / Kid #1
Magica Bottari Magica Bottari ... Mother #1
Martha Teagle Martha Teagle ... Mother #2
Elizabeth Hipwell Elizabeth Hipwell ... Mother #3
Joey Tomaska Jr. Joey Tomaska Jr. ... Kid #2
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Drunkboat tells the story of a young teenager, Abe, who manipulates his unsuspecting alcoholic uncle (Malkovich) into buying a boat from a conman (Goodman).

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"Lies have a way of finding the truth"

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 2013 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A piás hajója See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Unfathomable!
17 September 2012 | by tim-764-291856See all my reviews

Sunk without a trace, as this quirky little film obviously did, what with good, respected and serious actors John Malkovich and John Goodman aboard (enough of the puns....)

I caught it on Sky Movies premier, partly as I thought it might be a serious drama concerning alcoholism. It isn't but has comedic, jaunty music and amateurish, unconnected fantasy sequences that left me in a constant state of confusion.

If one knew the source material (if you actually wanted to) then that might help and whilst Malkovich and Goodman kept it watchable, everything else is a distracting, mawkish blur that makes no sense. The only two user reviews I could find (on IMDb) were obviously fans and so loved it but I wanted an unbiased opinion. It wasn't a total waste of time, with some very good acting, especially from the alcoholic Malkovic, but I couldn't help feel that my time would have been better spent doing something else, or at least, purposeful, like the washing up!

I guess that the actual narrative (what there is of one) isn't going to be what attracts you, here, so I'm not going to hurt my brain any further by racking it and trying to write it down. Apologies if that disappoints anyone. It was director Bob Meyer's first and only attempt as writer/director of a movie and it badly shows.


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