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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 / Sister
Alex Ross Perry ... Colin / Brother
Bob Byington Bob Byington ... Professor Neil Chadwick
Anna Bak-Kvapil Anna Bak-Kvapil ... Kim Thompson
Ry Russo-Young ... Zoe
Craig Butta ... Norton the Bully
Kate Lyn Sheil ... Julia
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

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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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Two peas in a pod
30 December 2013 | by sunkingSee all my reviews

I like checking out independent films every once in awhile, so the CW fit the bill, especially because it was billed as a comedy. This was a Black and While film, and I usually take a star off because of that, but for some reason it worked in this case. For some reason the lower quality look gives the viewer a bit of distance they need to enjoy the film.

It resolves around a couple of adult siblings who take a trip together. The sister asks the brother to go with her to get the sisters belongings from an old boyfriends apartment. This trip involved a car ride requiring an overnight stay at a bible belt type motel which was a pretty funny scene. These two are the kind of kids that seemed like they grew up outside the popular crowd. However, I felt drawn to them and felt sorry for how the world revolved around them in cruel ways. They were kind of misfits, but they were not the type that would take crap from anybody. At least they were pretty kind to each other.

The end of the film is kind of a shocker, but it also caused me to think about the movie a lot the day after the viewing. I would recommend this film to those who are open minded. I also wanted to point out that the brother and sister looked and acted a lot like they really were siblings - great acting job. I think both of them are deserving of future success in the arts.


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