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Pit Stop (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama , Romance | 21 January 2013 (USA)
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Recovering from an ill-fated affair with a married man, Gabe finds solace in the relationship he maintains with his ex-wife and daughter. On the other side of town, Ernesto evades life at ... See full summary »

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Yen Tan

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David Lowery, Yen Tan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bailey Bass Bailey Bass ... Cindy
Marcus DeAnda ... Ernesto
Yesenia Garcia ... Hilda
Bill Heck ... Gabe
Heather Kafka ... Linda
Richard C. Jones ... Chase
Alfredo Maduro Alfredo Maduro ... Luis
Jonny Mars ... Russ
John Merriman ... Winston
Amy Seimetz ... Shannon
Corby Sullivan ... Les
Adi Adi ... Cat
Naila Ahmed Naila Ahmed ... Convenience Store Clerk
Justin Arnold ... Chuck
Charlotte Bass Charlotte Bass ... Elementary School Student
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Storyline

Recovering from an ill-fated affair with a married man, Gabe finds solace in the relationship he maintains with his ex-wife and daughter. On the other side of town, Ernesto evades life at home with his current live-in ex-boyfriend by spending much of his spare time visiting a different, comatose, ex-boyfriend, who was in a recent accident. Impervious to the monotony of their blue-collar world, they maintain an unwavering yearning for romance. The emotional isolation the two men have grown accustomed to is captured in a subtle, optimistic, poetic fashion while avoiding melodrama. The film premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, and was also screened at several other film festivals in the US and Canada, including a variety of both traditional and LGBT themed fests. Written by Websurfer / edited by TrivWhiz

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

21 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Пит-стоп See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Featured in The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards (2014) See more »

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Things Kept to Myself
Written by Curtis Glenn Heath
Performed by Bill Heck
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One of the best gay themed films ever
1 November 2015 | by lusciousmuffinsSee all my reviews

This film is an excellent example of great storytelling. It's a simple film that relies on subtly to tell a deeply human tale, instead of gratuitous sex, massive explosions or over the top violence. In short, if you enjoy films that explore real life, then this film is for you.

Pit Stop succeeds in delivering a very authentic depiction of a part of American life that doesn't get a lot of unbiased coverage. Another aspect of this film which is refreshing when compared with other LGBT films is that it has what I would consider to be an overall positive message. That does not mean it is devoid of angst and conflict; however, this film does a better than average job of balancing the very real challenges many gay men face with a thread of hope and an emphasis on personal fulfillment.

Speaking as a straight woman, I also found this film to be one which has value that extends beyond the LGBT community. Put another way, it really is a film for everyone. It does not depict gay people as living in a bubble, nor does it use straight people as mere props. The straight characters have depth and are portrayed sympathetically, which are things I find many LGBT themed films lack. I highly recommend Pit Stop to anyone who enjoys movies about everyday people and think it would be an especially worthwhile movie to watch for anyone with a gay family member or friend.


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