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Breakdowns (2015)

Amy and Scott, short on money and talent, hatch a desperate scheme to commit the perfect murder. As they toggle between colorful fantasies and hopeful delusions, the kids discover their ... See full summary »


Darva Campbell


Darva Campbell
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Credited cast:
Melanie Alexander Melanie Alexander ... Melanie Erickson
Quinn Allman Quinn Allman ... Guitar Player
Raphael Barker ... Scott Prescott
David Blount-Porter ... Bailey
John S. Boles ... Montgomery Prescott
Rees Campbell Rees Campbell ... Creepy Date
Christy Crowley ... Amy Prescott
Elizabeth De Vries Elizabeth De Vries ... Producer 2
Max DeSantis Max DeSantis ... Young Scott
Marisa Gregory ... Coffee Shop Girl
Kellie Johnson ... Diedre Hamilton
Megan Joy ... Carol Coburn
Peter Kepler Peter Kepler ... Stuart
Jeremy Koerner ... Frustrated Director
Maya Mahrer ... Madame Zoe


Amy and Scott, short on money and talent, hatch a desperate scheme to commit the perfect murder. As they toggle between colorful fantasies and hopeful delusions, the kids discover their plot to commit murder most foul. The ineptitude of the adults is no match for the kids' covert operations, culminating in a hysterical comeuppance in the final scene. This uniquely entertaining family film is a treat for the eye, featuring a plethora of richly textured one-liners, clever malapropisms and wild costumes from the fantastical world of Writer's Cramp, Written by Anonymous

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Where reality ends and delusion begins... See more »


Comedy | Family | Mystery



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Release Date:

27 March 2015 (USA) See more »

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Writer's Cramp See more »


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$500,000 (estimated)
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Writer's Cramp is based on a true story and real people. The names have been changed to protect the guilty. See more »


Amy Prescott: She reads astro cards.
Scott Prescott: Astrology? Tarot?
Amy Prescott: Exactly. Just like on TV.
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Very entertaining and funny
27 June 2015 | by chtigheSee all my reviews

This movie is both entertaining and funny. The plot switches back and forth from a husband and wife team writing a murder mystery to a set of parallel events that occur in their lives. Similar to movies in the 1930s, the pace of events quickens throughout the movie.

Performances by the actors are excellent. In particular, the two juvenile actors were quite strong.On the negative, the exposition of the plot at the beginning is a little quick and could have used a bit more structure to establish the convention being employed. Over time, the use of malaprops by one of the central characters, while very clever, becomes a little tedious and could have used some judicious editing.

The cinematography and production values are excellent and the movie is well crafted. On the whole, the movie is a terrific first effort and is highly recommended.

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