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Movie Boy (2005)

Thirteen-year-old Frank Pollack (Eastman Presser) eats, sleeps, and breathes movies. After receiving a camcorder for his Bar Mitzvah, Frank decides to make his own film, Zombie. "It's not a... See full summary »

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Jon Lefkovitz

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Jon Lefkovitz
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Eastman Presser Eastman Presser ... Frank Pollack
Alyssa Miller Alyssa Miller ... Marissa
Andrew Biliter Andrew Biliter ... David Pollack
Pam Tierney ... Mrs. Pollack (as Pamela Tierney)
George Booker George Booker ... Pete
Clayton Gardner Clayton Gardner ... Jordan
Peter Shuldiner Peter Shuldiner ... Mike
Paula Phillips-Biliter Paula Phillips-Biliter ... Ms. Lewton
Stuart Simon Stuart Simon ... Rabbi Jerry
Eva Miller Eva Miller ... Marissa's Sister
Bob Turton ... Strange Clerk
Bill Ferris ... Steve the Manager
Anne Lefkovitz Anne Lefkovitz ... Gail Blaiberg
Lauren Brenner Lauren Brenner ... The Wife
Brad Akin Brad Akin ... The Husband
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Thirteen-year-old Frank Pollack (Eastman Presser) eats, sleeps, and breathes movies. After receiving a camcorder for his Bar Mitzvah, Frank decides to make his own film, Zombie. "It's not a horror movie," he explains. "It's a murder mystery. It's Hitchcockian." But as Frank labors away on Zombie, he increasingly neglects everything else, including his friends, family, and personal well-being. Featuring music by Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Movie Boy is a bittersweet coming-of-age story about passion, youth, and the love of movies. Written by Jon Lefkovitz

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Evanston, Illinois, USA

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Long Short Productions See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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The original title was "The Life of Zombie". See more »

Soundtracks

The Killing
from "Torn Curtain"
Written by Bernard Herrmann
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a funny, nicely paced exploration of the early teens
11 June 2005 | by mers-3See all my reviews

Movie Boy is a genuine pleasure, and an impressive debut from a very young director. A movie that is about the love of movies - lead Frank Pollack is possibly the world's most serious and passionate thirteen-year-old cinephile - the film explores what it means to really LOVE movies, especially when you're young. With a witty script, smooth pacing, and impressive portrayals by very young actors, Movie Boy is a coming-of-age picture that actually works. And Lefkovitz steers the film with a surprisingly steady hand. The result: a coming-of-age film about love, the movies, and growing up that actually speaks effectively to all three. A great choice for cinephiles and others.


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