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Free Samples (2012)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 20 April 2012 (USA)
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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 »

Director:

Jay Gammill

Writer:

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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Comedy | Drama

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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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Trivia

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

Betty: One life is enough for anyone. But there are so many lives within that life.
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Tiny Push
Written and Performed by Kevin W. Buchholz and Jessie Shapiro
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I loved this film. Jess Weixler has wonderfully animated facial expressions
29 August 2013 | by dferguso44See all my reviews

Pretty much, this film is about the wonderful, quirky Jess Weixler. When she acts opposite Tippi Hedren you see the full array of her facial expressions. The story doesn't move very fast, nor is there much of one, but if you like films like "Juno" then you should like this, although it's not in the same class as the aforementioned.

The somewhat vacuous storyline and the rather dull setting, IE a bashed up ice cream van in a sub-urban parking lot are non-the-less brightened up by the excellent Jesse Weixler.

If you like your movies full of action and special effects then forget this one.


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