While living with his tight-knit family, a Latino construction worker plays the lottery religiously twice a week with hopes of striking it rich. Forgetting about his ticket, he puts it in ...
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While living with his tight-knit family, a Latino construction worker plays the lottery religiously twice a week with hopes of striking it rich. Forgetting about his ticket, he puts it in his shirt pocket and his mother-in-law does his laundry. But when his numbers are drawn, will his dreams of easy money be washed away?Written by
This movie was absolutely terrible - the longest 72 minutes of my life. I have no idea how anyone involved thought this movie was even worth releasing.
I drove over to a DVD rental kiosk one night to check out the new releases. Nothing looked very interesting and this movie caught my eye since I had never heard of it. I read the description and decided it looked like it had potential and I'm always up for checking out new independent films.
Now I went into this movie with a realistic mindset - to say I didn't expect much is an understatement. I popped in the movie...but I wasn't close to being prepared for the next 72 minutes of torture. I'm not the type of person to turn off a movie or walk out before its over - I'm going to give it a chance until the (in this case) bitter end.
The acting was terrible. Countless lines were flubbed (why couldn't they do another take?) No thought was put into the slow-moving uninteresting scenes. This entire story could have easily been told in 20 minutes. While it would have still been boring...it would have saved me an hour of my life. The movie opens with a silent, pointless 30 seconds of a guy slowly putting on a pair of socks. Just one of many scenes that had me screaming in my head, "WHY?!"
If they only had 2 days to write and film this entire movie I still would have expected more. The only reason I give it a 2 is because I will admit I laughed a couple of times...and I have to leave room for (gulp) a movie that might even be worse (I couldn't even imagine.) I literally found myself cringing at various moments throughout the movie because it was just so painful to watch.
I think there was supposed to be some tired lesson or moral buried somewhere in this film...but there was nothing creative about it and it was a sad attempt indeed.
I'm not saying there's no chance the people involved with this movie could ever make something worth watching...but I would be shocked as they have a very long way to go. It was annoying when they referenced several great independent directors during the movie as if they were somehow on their way to being at a similar level. I can't even describe how happy I was when this movie was over. It really makes you appreciate a good movie.
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