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Bookends (2008)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 12 February 2008 (USA)
A group of old friends reunite at a birthday party.

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Matt Riddlehoover
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Cast

Cast overview:
Matt Riddlehoover ... Russell
Brandon Eaves Brandon Eaves ... Brett (as Jonas Brandon)
Lindsey Hancock Williamson Lindsey Hancock Williamson ... Gayle (as Lindsey Hancock)
Sam Williamson Sam Williamson ... Travis
Jacob York ... Donnie
Tia Shearer Tia Shearer ... Megan
Thashana McQuiston ... Alicia
Randon Myers Randon Myers ... Simon
Logan Stenftenagel Logan Stenftenagel ... Brooke
Ervin Stellar Ervin Stellar ... Howard
Matt Sabato Matt Sabato ... Chris
Starina Johnson ... Party Guest
Silpa Gadiparthi Silpa Gadiparthi ... Party Guest
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A group of old friends reunite at a birthday party.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

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Gayle: You can't just keep playing musical chairs with your life!
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Carelessly
Performed by Linnzi Zaorski
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Unengaging and very uninteresting
5 January 2013 | by itsvivek4uSee all my reviews

What the hell was this film!! A buddy film where a few friends meet over alight could be so much more interesting. Rather, we get this film which is boring, confused, lackluster and laid with poor direction. Neither actors with their decent acting could save the film because the overall direction and screenplay was so confused and all over the place

The film starts with Russell and Brett getting ready for Donnie's birthday. Plans change and we see that everyone ends up coming to Russell's house for the birthday. We have Donnie and his new girlfriend, Gayle, a common friend with her fiancé and another girl. Donnie, Gayle and Brett were together in school at some point. Brett keeps traveling to NY since he is into music and keeps looking for girls for one night stands. Some random scenes with the film sometimes going back to a year, sometimes, few hours, sometimes few months. What I ultimately got out was that Russell likes Brett, Brett likes Gayle who is engaged and some other confusion.

I have seen many independent films but this film was just so boring. If I was in one of those parties as shown in the film, I would have walked away because it would have been so boring. And whats up with constant time shifting. It just adds to the confusion because all the characters look and behave exactly the same way. Acting was bad by pretty much everyone. I think Russell was the only saving grace. And please! this is NOT a gay film by any means. Its a regular independent film where Russell happens to be gay but despite all this the film is still plain boring.


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