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the cult stuff was good, but it was like 20% of the movie
bthomas-1828024 February 2022
The idea seemed fine, but the movie could have been half as long. Side stories for every character, while the only inciting action kicks in about 20 minutes before the movie ends. Dialogue is often clunky and awkward. The fact that it was in black and white seemed like a decision made after they found out the cameras weren't white balanced. There's a plot here, but it needed to be edited :/ the description of the movie is actually so little of the movie

just go to stavros' youtube channel instead :/
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I came...
Jecimus25 April 2022
I saw and was thoroughly entertained-hopefully my neighbors weren't to put off by my obnoxious laughter, the movie made me do it! It's jokes were just the right amount of awkward & 'I can't believe you just said that' for me to be amused throughout the film. I can't speak to your preference of comedy but if you've a background in sales or perhaps ever just attempt to convince your friend of something you should be able to relate to the WAY & HOW the points are expressed in the film. The actors performances were really good and while I'm unfamiliar with any of the cast' previous work, here they definitely seemed to embody the roles they portrayed. I feel like their more realistic portrayal of these characters was very well scripted and actually kept me attempting to relate to the situations that they were dealing with. That being said I hope I never end up in such a ridiculous situation but that silliness of it all is what kept me interested until the end.
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It's fine!
sexbadong17 February 2022
I watched this because I'm a big fan of Cumtown and I couldn't miss a movie with Stavros Halkias in it. He plays a cult leader who uses a small group of door-to-door salesmen to spread his influence. His performance isn't great but also isn't entirely unrealistic. He distinctly reminds me of an uncharismatic schizophrenic sleazeball I found on YouTube once, who both claimed to be Jesus and tried to prove that the world is inside-out. It's not your typical cult leader performance, as far as my exposure to cult-related films goes, but Stav's performance does fit. He has his great moments.

The rest of the movie is serviceable, and I found most of the jokes funny. The whole thing felt pretty simple and very utilitarian, with no remarkable cinematography, a handful of good sight gags, and one bit of editing that stood out to me (in the "my boss is too busy to talk with you" bit).

The actors generally do a fine job, and some of them have great chemistry together, but I didn't realize until the movie was over that any of them were also comedians. Having looked them up afterward, I feel like there was a lot of wasted potential in this movie. I don't know how good they all are at standup, but I figure they've gotta be more lively and charismatic than they are here. The movie is pretty down-to-earth when I feel like it could go crazy and be more memorable if it relied more on improv and other input from its cast. But maybe it did, and the lead actors still ended up creating something that feels pretty conventional anyway.

If you're interested in Salesmen, it's probably because you recognize at least one of the comedians listed among its cast. If that's the case, then I'd recommend giving it a peek. It probably won't be as exciting as their standup routines, but it still tells a fun story with a handful of good jokes. It's fine!
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first and foremost...
ops-5253526 April 2022
Me, the grumpy old man, hates the use of black and white filmathography productions... why, cause the world actually is a world of colours, even for colourblind, noone out there sees just black and white, apart from some sinister one per billion syndromists that always ruins MY statistics, and apart from that its a film with good old joke, flimsy caracters and actually some hints of smiling ill admit.

Personally im not the verbal comedy buff, like better the physical pranks comedies, but its within reach even for me, the cast is very localiced gang of actors from the northeast u.s and the flag of independancy hangs up pretty high. So its not a film that promotes the carieere for doorstep salesmenscraftmanship, a real dying species these days,but they are far better than the witnesses and and other moronors that hangs by your door just when you dont want them, so give them a try i will recommend that.
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Not at all worth your time (especially if you don't like full color editing)
jessewhitish26 April 2022
Horrible acting mixed with even worse editing....... If you're a quality movie goer just skip this trash and go ahead to whatever else you have saved in your queue......
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Got on board
p-syvertsen-111 August 2022
Watched this film with no foreknowledge of creators' backgrounds. Within a minute I knew this was one of those films I would have to accept on its own terms if I were to have any chance of enjoying it.

Well I "got on board" and was well rewarded for my decision to do so. There is not a shred of cynicism in this oddball low budget comedy. That alone made it worthwhile for me. Devoid of irony as well (in this post-ironic era). There is no "meta" here. No self consciousness. It's just a quirky comedy written and performed with sincerity. How refreshing!

I didn't laugh out loud. But I smiled till my face hurt. For me the comic value of this "comedy" was superseded by the full commitment of the ensemble to make the thing work. They were "on board". And that kept me "on board" This type of commitment used to be the hallmark of most low budget narrative indies. Not so much anymore.

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movies_on_fig9 July 2022
I get it, I get it...comparing it to cult 'neo-classics'.... It's the characters, premise, pace, and style that makes this unique. It's the new shtick. This film has it...loads of it, while not being caught up trying to be edgy.
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