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Transatlantic Coffee (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 6 January 2013 (USA)
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Two unlikely friends, a teenage stripper from London and a traumatized clown, try to help each other in an uncertain world.


Erik Peter Carlson
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Credited cast:
Kevin Pinassi ... Alex
Rae Olivier ... Mandie (as Rachel Marie Lewis)
Marcel Torres ... Ronnie
Stephanie Domini ... Alexa (as Stephanie Domini Ehlert)
Alix Paige Alix Paige ... Jazz Singer
Amy Morse ... Therapist
Toya Nash ... Stephanie
Rich Graff ... Angry Customer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leasen Beth Almquist Leasen Beth Almquist ... Mother
Grace Anne Grace Anne ... Party Kid
AnnMarie Arcuri AnnMarie Arcuri ... Party Kid
Alexander Bach Alexander Bach ... Nightclub MC
Saswata Bandy Saswata Bandy ... Store Owner
Paul Berini Paul Berini ... Father
Jon Burland Jon Burland ... Sleazy Guy in Nightclub


Inspired by a true story, 'Transatlantic Coffee' is a tale of boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl ...only the boy is a 41 year old clown, the girl, a teenage stripper from London. Alex is battling bleak circumstances within his version of a hostile world. However, his outlook evolves with the emergence of the young, sharp and adventurous, Mandie. The oddball duo embrace each other for who they are, until Alex's secret trauma bubbles to the surface, leaving for a climax that should not be missed. Written by Riding Hood Motion Pictures

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

6 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Café Transatlantique See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The crew of "Transatlantic Coffee" moved into an upstate New York sound stage while the crew of Vera Farmiga's "Higher Ground" was moving out. See more »


Alex: I wish for a girl to come through those doors, order a cup of coffee and sit with me.
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Written and Performed by Whore's Mascara
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Watched and then watched again.
3 April 2012 | by travis_phillipsSee all my reviews

Transatlantic Coffee is a movie currently on prescreen.com. I found out about the site from a friend who was a member of the site. My second rental was Transatlantic Coffee. I watched it with my girlfriend (because she thought it looked cute) one evening and needless to say, it was not what we expected. Maybe because "we" as American audiences are expecting something predictable. We thought the movie would be filled with fart jokes ...yadda, yadda and yadda. Well, we were wrong. In fact, the humor is kept to a minimum as this movie is surely nothing to chuckle about.

Alex is a clown for hire in Brooklyn, who is left alone from a separation, divorce or something else "we" as an audience are unsure of until the time is right. He finds comfort by having an online relationship with a much younger girl in London, who eventually comes to visit him in New York. All sounds cute and fluffy, right?

The film is so very real with it's look, feel, sound and acting. After the first few minutes you feel you are there with these characters. There are so many small surprises and visual elements that make this a movie you need to watch again to fully appreciate, which we did since prescreen allows you up to 48 hours to re watch the rental. However, even if they didn't, we'd most surely pay the extra money to rent again. We may have waited a week or so, as watching this heavy movie back to back would be, well ...heavy!

I want to compare the film to another, but it's really difficult. On the outside, it looks like a foreign film, but in actuality, it's very much a universal vision. Director Erik Peter Carlson captures a feeling so well, it is literally impossible not to be captivated from the first few frames.

The performances are outstanding, the music is wild and the feeling that is left with you at the end of the movie is something I, and yes, my girlfriend have not experienced in many moons. An A + for such bravery in scenes that are very hard to watch, yet are impossible to turn away from.

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