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God Don't Make the Laws (2011)

R | | Drama | 1 December 2011 (USA)
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(Also known as Frozen in time) The small town of Rockwell is mysteriously frozen in time after a bus accident, that is, until a boy with a sordid past comes to town and then the hands of time move forward.

Director:

David Sabbath

Writer:

David Sabbath
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ella Rae Peck ... Colbie Palmer
Lucas Salvagno ... Hawk Kodiak
Robert Prescott ... Eddie Palmer
Peter Vack ... Joey Larch
Jason Jay Crabtree ... Coach Harvey Cobb
Paul Sorvino ... Lewis
Bob Braswell Bob Braswell ... Johnny Stumbles
Chase Coleman ... Brett Armstrong
Jim Ford ... Ryan
Bruce Davison ... Bud Kelly
Tiffany Kiely ... Mayor (as Tiffany Arnold)
Alexis French Alexis French ... Betty Jean
Philip R. Garrett ... Diner Manager
Amber Mikesell Amber Mikesell ... Amanda
Ralph Scott Ralph Scott ... Dark Suit #1
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Storyline

The teenager Hawk Kodiak has just left a juvenile facility to live with the Eddie Palmer, who owns a diner in Rockwell. Hawk arrives in the small town by bus bringing a basketball, and befriends the local Joey Larch. Then he goes to the high school, where he meets Eddie's niece Colbie Palmer, who drives him home. He meets the outcast Johnny Stumbles, who is the only survivor of a bus accident with the local volleyball team that happened seventeen years ago. Soon Hawk discovers that time has stopped in Rockwell since the accident and people have not aged. However he decides to play basketball with Joey and Johnny and soon there are changes in town. Who is Hawk Kodiak? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frozen Moment See more »

Filming Locations:

Granville, Ohio, USA

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Budget:

$7,190,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Three Dog Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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When Hawk picks up Johnny Stumbles on his scooter, he gives Johnny the basketball to hold. As they go past the coffee shop and over the bridge, the ball is now in Hawk's paper bag. By the time they get to Johnny's house, the ball is nowhere to be seen. See more »

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Any potential, ruined.
23 September 2014 | by philjn161See all my reviews

First, the acting : On the whole, considering the budget and circumstances (it being a first foray of the director) I've seen much worse acting in films with a much greater pedigree. At times, it's laboured, but not wooden or overtly stilted. So the cast can't be held responsible for failings of the film. The Story isn't really anything "new" either. It has an undercurrent of mystery and mystique, but struggles to engage the viewer by trying way too hard to be enigmatic. If you avoid religiously moral tales, then fear not, this isn't ported from a bible channel.. But a spiritual overseer and play caller is hinted at in the dialogue and the feel of the story. Zero spoilers, but, basically you're watching the town of Rockwell frozen in time after a town tragedy and a young man turns up off the bus and triggers the re commencement of time. Editing and photography are more than adequate, and coupled with the reasonable acting and inoffensive story premise, you'd expect to sit down to watch a low budget B movie that didn't change your life but didn't have you hurling bricks at the screen. You'd expect.. But here's where an unforgivable error of judgement on the part of the Director scuppers ANY chance of engaging his audience... He lets loose the sound editor and the score composer, and basically massacres his own movie. I've seen some awful films, and heard some terrible songs and soundtracks, but this movie is probably the most heavy handed, cheesiest, stinkiest soundtrack I've ever suffered through. Completely jarring, incongruous, overly loud, diabolical lyrics and sweat stained vocals appear from nowhere in situations that lend absolutely no correlation to the story. If you can envisage , say, a sequence of quiet contemplation in a candle lit church, then out of nowhere , with no change of action, a sequence of hip hop tracks followed by a Metallica song suddenly start to play? That's the kind of incongruity in the sound editing. It was so jarring, so contrary to the immersion factor required for movie enjoyment, it left me feeling furious. As such, I can say nothing of the film's storyline or conclusion because I simply didn't care. A woeful series of decisions render this film virtually unwatchable. Give it a miss.


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