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[Karen is pushing Jack to talk to Ben]
Sorry, your mom went crazy.
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This film was supported by the Sundance Institute Feature Film Creative Producing Fellowship with additional support from the Sundance Institute Feature Film Program Fund See more »
Written by Josh Epstein, Daniel Neal Zott
Performed by JR JR (as Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.)
Published by DNZ Music, Johnny Panic Music c/o Downtown Music Publishing
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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One Trick Pony or ... NOT?
This movie features the kid (Charlie Plummer) from "Granite Flats" (TV Series), where he did a brilliant job as a nerdy very polite kid. - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2624370/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_6
But, as fantastic as he was in Granite Flats, I couldn't help but wonder if this kid was a One Trick Pony. That is, is the nerdy kid all he can play.
After watching "King Jack", I can assure you this kid is NO One Trick Pony. His performance in King Jack was brilliant. I expect very good things from him in the future.
The movie itself, which I found very enjoyable, was short of perfect. But I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves Indie Film.
A dark story about a kid trapped in poverty, in a less than desirable neighborhood, with a family which I will generously describe as dysfunction, and his struggle to simply endure.
Charlie Plummer is an actor to keep an eye on as I expect very good things for him in the future.
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