THE RECE!PT is an exciting roller-coaster ride about two star-crossed lovers who only have minutes to change the course of their lives. Time is running out for Leni. He's just received a ... See full summary »

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Tim Garrick
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Credited cast:
Matthew D. McCallum Matthew D. McCallum ... LENi
Kristen Bell ... Pretty Girl
Dina Meyer ... Venus
Analisa Brouet ... Babe
Elizabeth Keener ... Bitch Clerk
Gil McKinney ... Hot Security Guard
Robert Peters ... Backwards Man (Narrator)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Courtney Abbiati Courtney Abbiati ... Tan Man's Gal
Jessica Boal Jessica Boal ... Beauty Queen
Kasi Brown ... Ballroom Dancer
Alexandra Y. Caluen Alexandra Y. Caluen ... Ballroom Dancer
Philip E. Caluen Philip E. Caluen ... Ballroom Dancer
Claire Castle Claire Castle ... Lesbian
Max Ciano Max Ciano ... Window Man
Kari Lynn Clark Kari Lynn Clark ... Beauty Queen (as Kari Ahlstrom)
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THE RECE!PT is an exciting roller-coaster ride about two star-crossed lovers who only have minutes to change the course of their lives. Time is running out for Leni. He's just received a frantic cross-town phone call from his neurotic girlfriend Babe who's misplaced a receipt worth a small fortune. If Leni can't locate the receipt and get it to Babe in six minutes, their lives will be changed forever. Written by Probably Illegal Productions

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Hilarious homage to Run Lola Run
30 September 2005 | by uncle_kyleSee all my reviews

The Rece!pt is based loosely on Run Lola Run, an excellent film that was more of a suspense/drama/romance. You don't need to have seen the original to enjoy this short comedy, though; that's a testament to how well the story was developed. The writers took the basic concept - that one member of a couple needs the other's help, but only if they can show up quickly enough - and make the most of it in about 15 minutes of screen time. The same basic structure is followed as in Run Lola Run. I'm a big fan of "Lola", but I think they've actually improved on it here. This is a leaner script, each piece really building strongly on the last, with an excellent production backing it up. The actors really seem to accept their surrealistic world and work naturally within it (even the smaller parts become important in telling the story, such as Kristen Bell's "Pretty Girl" scenes). Something else of note - the music and editing are superb. In particular, there are several scenes with outstanding synchrony between images and music. It's obvious that a lot of care went into making this film.

This is a great example of a true homage - it's not a strict parody, it's not derivative, it's just very funny while staying true to the characters.

If you've seen "Run Lola Run!", you'll get even more out of this short film, but even if you haven't, it's very worth your time.

This short film played at the San Diego Film Festival among a collection of short comedy films. Short films don't tend to make it to the video store or to netflix :( Hopefully The Rece!pt will make its way around the festival circuit, so if you get a chance to see it, do so.


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8 September 2005 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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