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The New Twenty (2008)

Unrated | | Drama | 12 July 2008 (USA)
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Five best friends in their late 20's discover new truths about themselves and the friendships they thought would last forever.

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Ishmael Chawla (screenplay), Chris Mason Johnson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Sage ... Robert Cameron
Terry Serpico ... Louie Kennick
Nicole Bilderback ... Julie Kim
Colin Fickes ... Ben Barr
Andrew Wei Lin Andrew Wei Lin ... Tony Kim
Ryan Locke ... Andrew Hatch
Thomas Sadoski ... Felix Canavan
Cordelia Reynolds ... Lucy
Karen Olivo ... Bethany
Heather Litteer ... Nadia
Larisa Polonsky ... Vera
Bridget Moloney ... Samantha
Michael Sirow ... Matt
Ryan Templeton Ryan Templeton ... Drunk Girl
Jessalyn Wanlim ... Amy
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Charts the lives of five New Yorkers, a mix of gay and straight best friends about to turn thirty. THE NEW TWENTY paints the portrait of a generation living the highs and lows of a Wall Street world destined to disappear overnight. Written by Anonymous

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Text is the new sex. Gay is the new straight. Friends are the new family. Thirty isn't what it used to be...

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Drama

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Unrated
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USA

Language:

English

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12 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fast Company See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,272, 22 March 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$16,133, 17 May 2009
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1.85 : 1
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Julie Kim: What's wrong?
Felix Canavan: Just a touch of existential malaise courtesy of late capitalism. You know, the usual.
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imperfect but promise-filled debut effort
7 March 2010 | by Buddy-51See all my reviews

Seven years after graduation, five buddies from college - four men and a woman, all living in New York City - face the grim prospect of turning thirty. Andrew (Ryan Locke) is an investment banker who's just gotten engaged to his long time girlfriend, Julie (Nicole Bilderback), who works for a rival firm (he's Morgan, she's Merrill); Felix (Thomas Sadoski) is a drug addict who's struggling to hide his condition from his friends as well as maintain a relationship with a fellow user; Ben (Colin Fickes) is an unattractive, overweight gay man who can't get anyone to go out with him; and Tony (Andrew Wei Lin) is an attractive, fit gay man who falls for a college professor with HIV. All five have reached that critical point where's it's time to start taking stock of their lives - to find out where they are and, more importantly, where they're headed.

"The New Twenty" is the debut feature for writer/director Chris Mason Johnson and, while the hand of the novice is evident in certain aspects of the movie, Johnson also reveals some real potential as a filmmaker. The relationships among the various characters are, for the most part, unusual and interesting, regardless of whether they are personal or business-related in nature. The storytelling can be a bit choppy at times and the acting occasionally uneven, but there are enough moments of genuine insight and emotional force to make the movie worth checking out. The fact that it feels more like a still-rough-around-the-edges first draft than a fully polished and completed work in its own right is actually what gives the movie its greatest authenticity and appeal.


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