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Hard Sell (2016)

TV-14 | | Comedy | 20 May 2016 (USA)
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A high school student struggling to help his suffering mom and their sick dog forms an unlikely friendship with a beautiful runaway.

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Sean Nalaboff

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Sean Nalaboff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katrina Bowden ... Bo
Skyler Gisondo ... Hardy Buchanan
Kristin Chenoweth ... Lorna Buchanan
Hannah Marks ... Lake
Kevin Kilner ... Eddie
Bailey Noble ... Katy
Cameron Jebo ... Smith
Ismaelpeter Casillas Nelson Ismaelpeter Casillas Nelson ... Tito (as Ismael Peter Casillas III)
Garrett Coffey ... Jason
Ryan McGinnis ... Eric
Spencer List ... Jamie
Catherine Blades Catherine Blades ... Chrissy
Steve Lipman ... Jared
Ben Rezendes ... Jon
Samantha Hahn ... Caroline
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A high school student struggling to help his suffering mom and their sick dog forms an unlikely friendship with a beautiful runaway.

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Family is priceless, but she costs extra. See more »

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Comedy

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TV-14

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USA

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English

Release Date:

20 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fechando Negócio See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Island, New York, USA

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Yellow Cote Productions See more »
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1.78 : 1
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This is the first movie to feature Kristen Chenowith and Skylar Gisondo. They would later go on to appear in Class Rank (2017). See more »

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Hardy is in prep school so he is under 21. His Mother never leaves the house because of her illness. So, who is buying the bottles of alcohol for the Mother? See more »

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Written by Ted McCloskey
Performed by Ted McCloskey
Courtesy of Jingle Punks Music
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a bit of this, a bit of that
14 November 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Hardy Buchanan (Skyler Gisondo) is a loner attending a rich Long Island private school. He lives with his depressed mother Lorna (Kristin Chenoweth) in a small apartment. His aged dog needs surgery but he has no money. While volunteering at a homeless shelter, he meets Bo (Katrina Bowden) who claims to be a homeless stripper. He takes her in for the night. She reveals that she ran away from a mental hospital. She flashes a bunch of kids for $50 and Hardy has an idea to make money for his dog surgery. Lake (Hannah Marks) is a disenfranchised girl at the school who takes an interest in Hardy. Bo's appeal becomes more than flashing her boobs as she helps these kids' troubles. Meanwhile, her past is closing in on her.

There is a bit of Risky Business, high school romance, and some mental health issues. The characters are good. Bowden is a fine manic pixie dream girl. This is a fine indie for the most part. I can do without the preaching by Hardy in the climatic confrontation with the school authorities. I would have liked a more interesting ending for Bo. There are a bunch of little things that could have been better but it's a nice effort for Sean Nalaboff's debut full length film.


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