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Everything Strange and New (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama | 25 February 2011 (USA)
EVERYTHING STRANGE AND NEW is an intimate portrait of ordinary people and their longing for certainty in uncertain times.


Frazer Bradshaw


Frazer Bradshaw (screenplay)

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Credited cast:
Rigo Chacon Jr. Rigo Chacon Jr. ... Leo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jered Daniel Jered Daniel ... Lyle
Hannah Kern Hannah Kern ... Benny's Wife
Dexter Kerns Dexter Kerns ... Benny's Kid
Beth Lisick ... Reneé
Jerry Mcdaniel Jr. Jerry Mcdaniel Jr. ... Wayne (as Jerry McDaniel)
Eric Reid Eric Reid ... Benny
David Rodriguez David Rodriguez ... Robert
Luis Saguar ... Manny
Diana Tenes ... Manny's Wife
Susie Wise Susie Wise ... Sara


Already bent by the demands of his home life - fatherhood, a faltering marriage, and a submerged mortgage - a tradesman struggles to balance his own appetites and expectations with those of a friend in need. EVERYTHING STRANGE AND NEW is an intimate portrait of ordinary people and their longing for certainty in uncertain times. Wayne is a carpenter, no longer young but uneasy with the emotional complexities of adulthood. Aimless hours spent with Leo, his newly-divorced drinking buddy, offer some relief to the heavy gravity at home, where his kids run roughshod over his increasingly unstable wife. Living between these worlds leaves Wayne feeling like a character in someone else's story. Ultimately, a violent spasm rouses him from this fevered American dream. In his feature debut, veteran cinematographer Frazer Bradshaw infuses conventional narrative storytelling with his trademark film poetics. Stylistically, the movie owes more to European and Asian pastorals - films by Tarkovsky, ... Written by Frazer Bradshaw

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Release Date:

25 February 2011 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Oakland, California, USA

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Production Co:

Lucky Hat Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Better than OK movie
3 August 2014 | by phoenixdudeaSee all my reviews

This is a low-budget, dialogue-driven movie. That being said, it's a 100-times better than the movie 'Noah'. This film is about the trying and reflective times of a blue-collar carpenter and his family and friends in urban Oakland. The focus is on the boring tedium of the lead character's manual labor job, his wife, and her loss of income and relative importance, and their two children and how they/he has not achieved the things he wanted out of life. There are some quite unusual experiences that happen along the way. Drugs, lots of alcohol consumption and even a gay 'experience'. All-in-all, this movie represents what seems like a 1st-time film makers foray into making a movie. Non-recognizable performers with no frills type acting. I wish more movies were like this, and I wish there were fewer films were like the big-noise-big-special-effects Hollywood blowout. This movie is easy to watch and overall, an enjoyable film. I got a lot more out of this movie than the basic 'epic' genre film.

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