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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).


Bob Meyer
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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


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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14 June 2013 (Spain) See more »

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A piás hajója See more »

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Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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1.85 : 1
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completely lifeless
4 July 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Abe (Jacob Zachar) wants to sail on a boat to a fantasy island and beyond. His mother Eileen (Dana Delany) is wary of her brother drunk Mort (John Malkovich). Mr. Fletcher (John Goodman) has a trashed boat that he hopes to unload on some unsuspecting fool. Fletcher scrams naive Abe to buy the boat but they need an adult to do the deal. That's where his unsuspecting alcoholic uncle Mort comes in.

This is completely lifeless. Bob Meyer is the writer and director. He doesn't seem to have done anything other than act in a few french movies. The big mystery is how such an unknown got so many great actors to be in his film. That mystery is infinitely more interesting than watching this movie. This has no energy and no power. The dialog is lifeless and so are the performances. Jacob Zachar is very annoyingly over confident. If he was some cute young kid, his character might actually work. John Goodman almost gives something but it's drowned out by this meandering badly directed indie.

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