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Easier with Practice (2009)

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In an effort to promote his unpublished novel, Davy Mitchell sets out on a road trip with his younger brother. However, the idealism of being on the road wears off and it quickly proves to ... See full summary »

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Kyle Patrick Alvarez (screenplay), Davy Rothbart (story)
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Credited cast:
Brian Geraghty ... Davy Mitchell
Kel O'Neill ... Sean Mitchell
Marguerite Moreau ... Samantha
Jeanette Brox ... Sarah
Jenna Gavigan ... Josie
Katie Aselton ... Nicole (as Kathryn Aselton)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eugene Byrd ... Aaron
Lance Capaldi Lance Capaldi ... Book Store Owner
Lucas CorVatta Lucas CorVatta ... Waiter
Clint Fair Clint Fair ... Book Buyer
Jamie Haqqani Jamie Haqqani ... Club patron Executive
Allison Hensel ... Bartender
Tracey Horsley Tracey Horsley ... Hostess
Danielle Lozeau ... Amanda / Waitress
Emelie O'Hara Emelie O'Hara ... Crying Girl
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In an effort to promote his unpublished novel, Davy Mitchell sets out on a road trip with his younger brother. However, the idealism of being on the road wears off and it quickly proves to be a lonely and unfulfilling experience for Davy. One night in a motel room he gets a random phone call from a mysterious woman named Nicole. They start a funny and intimate long distance relationship that leaves Davy happier than he has been in years. Hoping there is more to the relationship then a voice and a phone bill, Davy decides he wants to meet Nicole. Ultimately, he will have to face not only the truth about their relationship but also about himself. Written by Kyle Patrick Alvarez

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[first lines]
Davy Mitchell: [reading] But that was all still to come in Maggie's den. The silence on the phone hissed and rumbled and crashed in my ear. It was the silence I still hear. Always in the middle of the night, when I'm walking down an empty highway. Or rolling across the center of the lake. Or holed-up in the last darkened Amtrak car, looking out the window at the distant twinkling lights. Some call it longing, but I call it silence. That night though, on the phone, I heard my brother's voice. Hello...
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Something new and a little different
12 October 2012 | by runamokprodsSee all my reviews

While far from a perfect film, this is a welcome reminder of why indie film-making is so important. This is a story you haven't seen before, told in a bold and honest way, and willing to deal with complex emotions and no answers.

It all starts when a shy, introverted writer on a pathetic book tour(accompanied by his brother) gets what seems to be a wrong number a call from a sexy sounding strange woman that morphs into hot phone sex (all in one long multi minute take).

The odd development of this intense and mysterious ongoing phone relationship, and how it effects Davy's lonely life makes up the rest of the story, often going in delightfully or disturbingly unexpected directions (which I won't spoil here).

There are some real weak spots. Some of the actors aren't quite up to the sophisticated subtlety of what Averez is going after. No one is 'bad' but great actors in certain choice roles could have brought out much more. There also a cinematic cheat that is so obvious, and so central to the story that it really alienated me at a key moment. But I'm still glad I saw the film, and I find it resonating with me the next day.


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Release Date:

26 August 2010 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Gyakorlat teszi See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,558
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1.85 : 1
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