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Looking for the Jackalope (2016)

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A disenchanted writer takes a comically ill-fated journey from New York to his college reunion in Ohio in an attempt to reunite with his old college girlfriend.


Karl Shefelman


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2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Michael Leydon Campbell ... Jordan Sterling
Larry Clarke ... Dr. Jim
Stephen Root ... The Jackalope (voice)
Meissa Hampton ... Jennifer Lewis
Mary Testa ... Barb
Jean Zarzour ... Pam
Pamela Shaw ... Airline Attendant
Megan Evans Megan Evans ... Wendy Shivers
Ben Horwitz ... Hotel Boy
Ralph Scott Ralph Scott ... Motel Owner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maureen Browning Maureen Browning ... Hospital Receptionist
Christina Caravella Christina Caravella ... Serial Date #5
Daniel J. Cullen Daniel J. Cullen ... Reunion Attendee 2 (as Daniel Cullen)
Jami Cullen ... College Reunion Attendee
Jenny Eakes ... Ellen


20 years ago, writer Jordan Sterling had the experience of his life when he and his college girlfriend, Jennifer, hitchhiked from Ohio to New York after graduation. Since then Jordan's life has become a dull routine of boring jobs and serial dates. He yearns for the romantic adventure he had with Jennifer. Just after his agent hands him a soul killing writing assignment due on Monday, Jordan receives a surprise phone call from Jennifer. Is he coming to their 20th college reunion this weekend? Oh, and by the way...she's divorced. Ignoring his agent's deadline, Jordan arranges to fly from New York to Columbus, Ohio, meet up with his old college buddy, "Dr. Jim", and drive to the remote college campus. Unfortunately, Jordan misses his flight. On a whim he follows a young hipster couple onto a train bound for Philadelphia. The hipster girl convinces Jordan to hitchhike the rest of the way to Ohio, and leaves him with a small gift -psychedelic mushrooms. Jordan pockets the mushrooms and ...

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Sometimes, nostalgia can take you down the wrong road.


Comedy | Drama



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Release Date:

3 November 2016 (USA) See more »

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Jackalope Pictures See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Laugh Out Loud Grown-Up Comedy
23 January 2018 | by dovejones-21378See all my reviews

I just finished watching Looking for the Jackalope, and it's freaking GREAT!

I LOVED this film, it was really fun, and then quite profound in the end. It's so funny, I was laughing out loud. At first the character Jordan (Michael Leydon Campbell) is SO cringeworthy, such a loser that your thinking, "come on, man, really?"

Then it builds to such a raucous, hilarious and noble ending. Really well directed, really well cast and superbly acted - I was looking at all the little nuances of body language.

Larry Clarke as Doctor Jim is bloody great, and the subtlety of Meissa Hampton's performance as Jennifer is inspired.

Mary Testa as the no-nonsense, down-to-earth agent is also excellent.

The only difference between this and a big hit comedy is STARS. If this was Will Farrell or Ben Stiller and John Goodman (or Josh whoever) it would be a studio picture.

It's every bit as funny as Albert Brooks' Lost in America - and that's funny - so if you liked that, you'll love this.

I don't know much about filmmaking, but I know when I enjoy a good film, and I would recommend Looking for the Jackalope to anyone who enjoys intelligent, grown-up comedies.

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