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Works in Progress (2009)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Family, Romance
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Works in Progress is a poignant, romantic comedy feature film that follows the lives of two recent small-town college fine art graduates and a successful, yet unfulfilled insurance ... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Greg Brostrom Greg Brostrom ... John Weatherford
Ben Jeffrey Ben Jeffrey ... Patrick O'Reilly
Christina Blodgett Christina Blodgett ... Abbey Sanderson
Kathryn Bartholomew Kathryn Bartholomew ... Margo
Jeffrey Brown Jeffrey Brown ... Jeremy
Sam Kane Sam Kane ... Frederick Kane
Doug Dowell ... Gramps
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anita Cordell ... Anita
Ian Dempsey Ian Dempsey ... Nathan
Allison Franken Allison Franken ... Becca
Todd Carlton Lanker Todd Carlton Lanker ... Creepy Guy
Ashlee LaPine ... Tattoo girl
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Works in Progress is a poignant, romantic comedy feature film that follows the lives of two recent small-town college fine art graduates and a successful, yet unfulfilled insurance professional during a magical summer in "the big city." Works in Progress is set in the present day (with brief flashbacks) in rural western Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri. Written by Stephen Wallace Pruitt

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Life is a Work of Art See more »

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Filming Locations:

Freeman, Missouri, USA See more »

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NEVER2LATE Productions See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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2:1
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Director of Photography 'Seth Richard Iliff' - an officer in the U.S. Army - will be headed for Afghanistan by the end of 2009. See more »

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Someone Like You
Performed by Known as Tycoons
Words and Music by Billy Moore
Copyright 2009
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Good movie, great acting
19 April 2010 | by geek_chickSee all my reviews

This was the director's first movie, and while it's not perfect, I thought it was overall a good movie. The plot is about two recent art school graduates who move to Kansas City, where one of them meets and falls in love with an insurance actuary.

By far the best part of movie is the interaction between the two male leads -- they act like typical college buddies, joking around a lot, yet you can tell they are still good friends. This interaction, along with a few other artist characters they meet on the way, is the main source of comedy in the film. (Also, there is a funny scene after the credits so don't leave early!) Most of the comedy is verbal as opposed to slapstick. In contrast, I found the dialogue between the female lead and her friend very scripted and fake, though the actresses did the best they could with the dialogue that was given to them.

The romantic relationship in the movie was overall very sweet -- not overtly sexy, not too comedic except for a few moments, just sweet. The plot (at least as far as the romance was concerned) was a bit predictable like most romantic comedies, so the joy comes from watching the characters on their journey as opposed to wondering where they will end up.

There are no sex scenes and I don't recall any bad language, so while it's safe for the whole family, younger children would probably get bored with this movie -- I would recommend it for teens and adults. I agree with the reviewer who said the best cinematography was in the opening credits. I didn't think the rest of the cinematography was horrible, but there were a few times where I thought the movie cut too quickly between scenes, especially at the beginning. I liked the soundtrack, though found it distracting in one or two scenes. The pace is great -- not too slow you get bored, not so fast it's confusing. Since most of the movie was filmed in Kansas City, if you have lived in the area it's fun to notice famous landmarks and restaurants.

Overall, a good family-friendly movie, and I would recommend it mainly for the comedy aspects and the acting of the male leads. The director has the potential to make some good movies in the future with a little more practice!


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