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The Waterhole (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama | 29 March 2011 (USA)
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At the end of their college years, Miller finds that he and his college buddies are growing apart as they choose different paths into the future. They are regulars at Murphy's, a popular ... See full summary »

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Ely Mennin

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Nathan Cole (screenplay)
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Jade Carter ... Jim
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patrick J. Adams ... Miller
Jessica Barth ... Sarah
Gonzalo Gonzalez Gonzalo Gonzalez ... Man in alley
Joey Klein ... Cracker
Wynter Kullman ... Kate
Rebecca Mozo ... Ashley
Charlie Rieckers Charlie Rieckers ... Girl on the Street
Matt Stasi ... Murphy
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At the end of their college years, Miller finds that he and his college buddies are growing apart as they choose different paths into the future. They are regulars at Murphy's, a popular watering hole of choice where Miller and Jim meet with their buddies and are free to vent, decompress, and talk about life. Written by realndn06

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Hilarious dialogue for drunk, angry, twenty-something guys
25 April 2011 | by napierslogsSee all my reviews

In a non-descript small town, "The Waterhole" centers on Miller (Patrick J. Adams) as he frequents a bar with best friend and roommate, Jim (Jade Carter), and bar's owner Murphy (Matt Stasi). Although it's about a group of friends hanging out in a bar discussing life and navigating love and relationships, it's better written than that, making it better than most of its contemporaries.

The dialogue is hilarious taking us from the funniest, most daring and insensitive break-up scene ever, through a refreshingly original marriage comparison, and to a highly comical, but not necessarily facetious, examination of rehab, and then back through it all again since the filmmakers had more to say. The characters didn't go as far, they were just angry, drunk twenty-somethings hanging out in a bar. But Patrick J. Adams plays drunk and angry just as well as he plays cute and handsome.

There were a number of trite and hackneyed moments, but that's going to be the case with most "college graduates trying to find themselves" films. But for a dialogue-driven film, the writing was great, especially for a first-time screenwriter. Nathan Cole is headed towards a career deserving of comparisons to Edward Burns, and I'm looking forward to seeing it develop.

"The Waterhole" is a great place to hang out for an hour and a half. Laugh at the asinine things the guys get themselves into, laugh at the surprisingly insightful humour in the dialogue, and still enjoy yourself as it goes through the more dramatic, commonplace junctures.


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Reno, Nevada, USA

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