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The Color Wheel (2011)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 18 May 2012 (USA)
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JR has broken up with her professor. She enlists her nervous and obnoxious younger brother Colin to take a short road trip in order to help move out her belongings. They bicker and fight, ... See full summary »

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Alex Ross Perry
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Cast

Credited cast:
Carlen Altman ... JR
Bob Byington Bob Byington ... Professor Neil Chadwick
Kate Lyn Sheil ... Julia
Anna Bak-Kvapil Anna Bak-Kvapil ... Kim Thompson
Ry Russo-Young ... Zoe
Craig Butta ... Norton the Bully
Alex Ross Perry ... Colin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Drew Brooke Drew Brooke ... Singing Waiter 1
Tom Brown Tom Brown ... Antique Tom
Alexa Casciari Alexa Casciari ... Megan the Mom
Sandy Gartner Sandy Gartner ... Singing Waitress
Kate Hollowell ... Ellie
Anna Margaret Hollyman ... Roberta B.
Leigh Poulos Leigh Poulos ... Laurie the Nurse Lover
Keith Poulson ... Norton's Sidekick
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JR has broken up with her professor. She enlists her nervous and obnoxious younger brother Colin to take a short road trip in order to help move out her belongings. They bicker and fight, with one another and pretty much anybody they encounter, before being brought to a place of togetherness and understanding as a result of being pushed away by everybody in their lives except one another. Written by Anonymous

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A comedic symphony of disappointment and forgiveness.

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Círculo Cromático See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,884, 20 May 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,400, 24 June 2012
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Quotes

JR: The teaching is allowing others
JRColin: to fail
JR: while spinning your own wheels.
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Featured in The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards (2013) See more »

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Is That Lovin' in Your Heart
by The Lovelites
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Save 90 minutes of your life and avoid.
28 October 2012 | by Ada SotoSee all my reviews

The Color Wheel is a truly awful movie. Let's start with the simple fact that the title has nothing to do with the movie, which was shot in black and white for an unknown and almost certainly completely pointless reason. A 'slacker road trip' film, I can buy the idea that the filmmakers were trying to capture some Clerks like magic and failed miserably.

It's the story of a brother and sister on a road trip, played by the couple who made the thing, which gives it a very weird vibe off the bat. The dialog is all improvised, which can be a good thing if the people doing the improvising have talent. This couple does not. If you've ever been stuck on a long car ride with people who think they're witty and won't stop bickering until you have the urge to put an icepick into someone's head (possibly your own) then you have experienced this film. The big Shock! Twist! ending is so unmotivated, and the characters are so unlikeable, that it feels painfully forced and falls flat. And if you haven't walked out of the theater by that point in a vain hope that it might get better you will be thoroughly disappointed. Stay home and watch reruns of the Simpsons instead of subjecting yourself to this mess.


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