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Free Samples (2012)

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A Stanford law-school dropout named Jillian escapes to the anonymity of Los Angeles to figure out what she wants to do with her life, and on the day of her college boyfriend's birthday, she... See full summary »

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Jay Gammill

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Jim Beggarly

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jess Weixler ... Jillian
Jesse Eisenberg ... Tex
Halley Feiffer ... Nancy
Jason Ritter ... Wally
Jeff Sloniker Jeff Sloniker ... Harvy
Tanner Vale Tanner Vale ... Twin Robby
Taylor Vale Taylor Vale ... Twin Bobby
Wendy Shapero ... Homeless Stacy
Abigail McFarlane ... Patricia
Johari Powell Johari Powell ... Joel
Angel Parker ... Joel's Mother
Jordan Davis Jordan Davis ... Peter
Barrett Shuler ... Tommy
Choice Skinner ... Larry
John Rosenfeld ... Joe
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A Stanford law-school dropout named Jillian escapes to the anonymity of Los Angeles to figure out what she wants to do with her life, and on the day of her college boyfriend's birthday, she finds herself stuck running an ice cream truck fending off locals and oddball friends alike. This one day spent in a truck on the streets of Los Angeles will wake Jillian from her aimless daze and make her see that life doesn't stop just because you want it to. Written by Jay Gammill

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Ever have one of those years?

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Rated R for brief language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Searching for Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Filmed in 13 days in Los Angeles. See more »

Goofs

Reflected in the driver's side window of the ice cream truck as Jillian repeatedly drives forward & backward (approx. 35 minute mark). See more »

Quotes

Jillian: Should've been nicer.
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Tiny Push
Written and Performed by Kevin W. Buchholz and Jessie Shapiro
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Love Jess Weixler especially with Jason Ritter
10 December 2013 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Jillian (Jess Weixler) has left Stanford law school and her boyfriend for a semester to try something new. Only she's no good at anything other than drinking. After a night of passout drinking, she has to give out free samples of ice cream from a food truck for a friend who is joining an intervention for her brother. She faces people with her acerbic wit and her pounding hangover.

I love Jess Weixler's sardonic personality. And it works great especially in the first half with Jason Ritter. They have a fun combative conversation. It's not so much with Jesse Eisenberg. She has more chemistry with Ritter.

The last half does stumble a little bit. Tippi Hedren is playing an interesting character but it's just too cliché. And when school friend Paula drops by, it hits that speed bump a little too hard. For that kind of coincidence, it could never maintain any believability.


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