Andy, a hyperactive compulsive gambler, has just been given one hour to live before a hit eliminates him for overdue gambling debts. With the deadline looming, Andy chooses to spend his last hour in more than one unusual way.
Andy (Jay Baruchel), a hyperactive compulsive gambler, has just been given one hour to live before hit man Reuban (Randy Quaid) takes his life in exchange for overdue gambling debts. With the deadline looming, Andy chooses to spend his last hour in more than one unusual way. We soon discover that there is more to him than meets the eye and Reuban turns out to have a secret or two of his own. Shot in real time, the film sheds light on the importance of what we do with the time we have in this world.
not a movie for people who want to see special effects and visual wonderment! this is a movie for people that seek actors acting with a great script and dialog! don't expect fancy camera work but do expect to see two capable actors in demanding roles.
when i first started this movie i was very put off by the antics of Baruchel and the weird mystery of Quaid. for sure i thought this was a down hill flick - i was very wrong. the deeper you get into the plot the more involved one becomes with the young boy and his one and one-half hours before meeting his fate.
as other reviewers noted the accent of the Quaid character seems completely unnecessary and pointless. but after some thought maybe the accent is the key to the relationship between Andy and Reuben. it created a gap, a chasm, that must be there for Reuben to be believable as a man who is only nice to Andy to achieve his appointed mission.
the sudden twist in the story did not come as a surprise but the realizing of it and the happening of it are almost simultaneous.
catch this flick - it's something to remember!
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