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Best F(r)iends: Volume 1 (2017)

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When a drifter befriends a quirky mortician, an unlikely business partnership is formed. Paranoia soon develops, however, and both men are forced to come to terms with the fragility of friendship and loyalty.

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Justin MacGregor

Writer:

Greg Sestero
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Cast

Credited cast:
Greg Sestero ... Jon Kortina
Tommy Wiseau ... Harvey Lewis
Kristen StephensonPino ... Traci Walton
Vince Jolivette Vince Jolivette ... Andrei
Rick Edwards ... Rick Stanton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Bissell Tom Bissell ... Martin
Michael Davis ... Car Salesman
Robert Briscoe Evans ... Social Worker
Carter Friend ... Lester Green
Angelina Guido ... Andrei's Girl 2
Blake Hastings Blake Hastings ... Young Jon
Erin Hodgkins Erin Hodgkins ... Elizabeth
Kristopher MacGregor ... Christmas Boyfriend
Trisha Miller ... Jon's Mom
Doreen Morales Doreen Morales ... Dental Hygienist
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When a drifter (Sestero) is taken in by a peculiar mortician (Wiseau), the two hatch an underground enterprise off the back of the mortician's old habits. But greed, hatred, and jealousy soon come in turn, and their efforts unravel, causing the drifter to run off with the spoils and leaving the mortician adrift.

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Friendship before money.

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Rated R for language and some grisly images | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Т(о)варищи на века: Часть 1 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sestero Pictures See more »
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(Prince Charles Cinema)

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1.90 : 1
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The casting of Paul Scheer as Malmo came about after having Greg Sestero on his podcast "How Did This Get Made", and striking up an aquantance with both him and Tommy Wiseau. See more »

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Traci Walton: Where are you from?
Harvey Lewis: Planet Earth.
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Refreshingly original and unconventional
8 December 2017 | by jackcwelch23See all my reviews

I am well versed in the story of the Room and Greg Sestero's acting journey. I think it is fantastic that he not only has kept his acting dream from being completely extinguished by his association with the mother of all bad movies The Room, but managed to write and act in a gem that will hopefully open up the doors to him that seemed closed permanently.

It is difficult to categorise this movie into a genre. It's funny, strange, scary and silly, frequently all at the same time. If you don't know much about the plot, it makes the experience far richer, the surprises are half the fun. Greg is very good, but his reluctant life partner Tommy Wiseau is, believe it or not, actually quite good as well. I have a feeling they didn't let him go full on tyrant on this set and let him run completely amok like he did back in '03. He more or less plays a version of himself, or at least similar to how Greg describes him in the disaster artist, and is a compelling guy to watch, despite looking like dawn of the dead at whatever his age is.

The production value is good. The dialogue wasn't dubbed back in. I couldn't see any green screen rooftops and the dialogue is strange at time but not exactly "Oh Hi Mark" strange if you get my drift. Even if you know absolutely nothing about the story of these 2 men and just watch this movie like any other, you will still probably enjoy it. It's never boring or repetitive. In short, it looks pretty darn good.

If you really are sick of movies, even the good ones, that follow a very recognisable formula and want something truly unique and unpredictable then this is for you. It left me scratching my head, wondering exactly what it was. That is the highest compliment I can pay to a movie. In the words of harmony Korine "Please just give me something different."

Best Friends is about as different as Transformers is the same.


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