19-year-old Jack Ariamehr toils daily as a 'sign spinner' on the street corners of New York. But under the gaze of the State of Liberty, he dreams of bigger things -- and who wouldn't? No one is more aware of this than Jack's teacher, Bobby Blue Day -- an ex-Hollywood screenwriter who shows up at Jack's apartment early one morning eager to talk about Jack's screenplay. To Bobby's astonishment, J.F.K. Ariamehr has written the best screenplay he's ever read. And Bobby will do anything to get a piece of this last chance at the American dream.Written by
I saw this movie On Demand and really enjoyed it. For the budget of this film, the writer, director, and producers did a great job putting it together.
It's shot very well, which makes it look like a much higher budget. It's got a great tone, and has some really comedic moments, as well as some good action scenes, that really balance out some of the slower dialogue-driven apartment scenes. This helps keep the pace without boring the audience.
The performances are stellar, especially from James Wilder who perfectly portrays the flawed Bobby Blue Day. The script is very tight, and, though dialogue driven at times, stays smart, witty, and ahead of the viewer until the very last frame.
The impeccable direction pulls the script and acting together in a very nuanced way that makes for a really enjoyable movie experience. This film is a must see if you like smart thrillers.
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