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.
When an American atheist is wrongfully imprisoned by corrupt police for the murder of his Arab wife, his quest for justice turns into a spiritual journey lead by Muslim inmates, from the moderate convert to terror-linked fundamentalists.
A practicing Sikh is banned by the boxing commission for refusing to back down from his religious beliefs. Through racial profiling and stereotypical threats, he does what any strong American would do, fight back.
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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Thinking of You
Written by Martin Ramirez Jr.
Performed by Fat City
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Lovely acting to a good story not developed strongly enough.
Mickey Rourke is the type of actor that brings his all when he comes to perform. He don't phone it in, which is why it's always a good choice to see a movie he's starting in.
Nat Wolff, Emma Roberts, and Sarah Silverman also gave fantastic performances in the film as well, adding to a humorous heart filing story, but Ashby was a lot for a filmmaker to chew on, as Rourke plays a retired CIA agent with one foot in the grave who seeks redemption after meeting and befriending the boy next store.
It's not the action packed thrill ride I make it seem like. Not even the action comedy I thought it would be when I brought the ticket. The story focus more on the Nat Wolff's character coming-of-age.
I'm not saying this is a bad thing for the movie to turn out to be, but the movie just had too many stories within stories and I don't think it was handled right.
It's not as good as the excellent performance Mickey Rourke and his ensemble gives to it.
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