George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who has made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.
ASHBY is a coming of age/approaching death comedy drama. A seventeen-year-old kid (Ed) trying to understand who he wants to be in the world, befriends a terminally ill ex-CIA contract killer (Ashby) who is trying to make peace with his life and God before he goes. 'Making peace' might just entail killing three old bosses who have tricked him into breaching his strange moral code.
This movie was filmed in Charlotte, NC at South Mecklenburg High School. See more »
Ashby talks about when his 19 year old daughter died, but the tombstone earlier in the movie shows us that she died when she was 18. See more »
Be careful of what and who you believe in. Find someone that you love fiercely and who loves you back the same way, and you treat them well, and you know it's of value. Also, you shouldn't be scared of the world. I kinda suspect the world should be a scared of you.
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Why Don't We Do Something
Performed by Hey Geronimo
Written by Peter Kilroy & Ross Pearson
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One of those second-string Hollywood efforts of the "artiste' vein where the writer and director are one and the same.
Sometime these things take wings and fly (look at THE BIG SHORT where McKay also does double duty) and sometimes they end up in the dustbin of history as merely an interesting effort Not for want of trying. The supporting cast practically picks this film up and carries it on their backs. Rourke is as far from THE WRESTLER as the earth is from the moon, he looks and acts like his own grandfather. Roberts is given very little dialog but presents her character well. Silverman steals every scene she is in, with perfect timing and a twinkle.
But you have to choose, get a copy of St. Vincent.
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