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5th of July (2019)

All he wanted to do was spread his father's ashes in the national park - mayhem ensues.


Camilo Vila


Whitmarsh Boone (contributing writer), Monty Fisher | 2 more credits »




Credited cast:
Gary Anthony Williams ... Cowboy
Jaleel White ... Orlando
Sean Kanan ... Warren
Brent Briscoe ... Dakota
Dyana Ortelli ... Irma
Azur-De ... Karen
Susan Beaubian ... Karen's Mom
Sy Richardson ... Pops
Ruth Livier ... Maria
Katie Amess ... Heather
David Banks ... Carruthers
Roel Navarro ... Officer Morales
Bruce Katzman ... Mr. Feldman
Jesse Wang ... Mr. Huang
George Thomas George Thomas ... Elvis


Orlando Leal, a young black French professor, travels to the mountains on the 4th of July to complete his dying fathers last wish, to spread his ashes on the surface of Mosquito Lake. Orlando reluctantly complies, but when he curses his father at the lake, the universe turns on him. First he gets robbed of his wallet and keys by thieves named Dakota and Cowboy, then he gets drugged by some Burning Man neo hippies. On the 5th, he escapes farm work slavery by stealing the farm bosses motorcycle, which he drives home to find that those thieves have stolen everything out of his house. Meanwhile. Karen, the greatest new love of his life, is flying in tonight from Washinton D.C. and if he isn't there to meet her, he's going to lose her too. Can Orlando recover his life, undo his curse and return the stolen motorcycle in time to reunite with Karen?

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Nothing outstanding here...
20 September 2019 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Well, initially I didn't have much of any particular expectations for "5th of July", given the assembly of cast that were in the movie. But still, I sat down to watch it.

I will say that the movie was actually off to a good start, but it lost its momentum about halfway through and settled into a generic and monotonous pacing, where it seemed like director Camilo Vila had already used all ammunition in the first half of the movie. It was a shame, because the movie suffered terribly from this fact.

Now, the movie starred Jaleel White, which actually did well enough for himself, given the fact that the script and storyline here were pretty weak. And he does fit best into comedies, at least in my opinion. Brent Briscoe was actually quite fun in the movie, especially given the character he was playing.

For a comedy, then "5th of July" wasn't particularly outstanding. There were some laughs here and there, but overall this was a less than mediocre comedy experience. There are far better comedies out there, and this is hardly the type of movie that you will watch more than once - provided you get through it the first time.

This movie lands a four out of ten stars rating from me.

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