Sunday, May 9, 2010
Joe Leonard's HOW I GOT LOST, multi small-fest winner, goes straight-to-DVD
director Joe Leonard begins his little independent film HOW I GOT LOST, which encompasses a lot of genres and even more subjects: the buddy movie, the road movie, 9/11, daddy issues, a funeral, baseball, babies, sex, and the northeast blackout of 2003. And the film only runs about 80 minutes (plus lengthy credits).
Aaron Stanford (shown at right, above and below), Jacob Fishel (shown at left, above and below), Rosemarie DeWitt and Nicole Vicius all do a fine job of bringing their characters as much to life as is possible. What the filmmaker does not yet seem to possess is the ability to write dialog/scenes that continue long enough to allow his characters to grow to some kind of fruition. Scene after scene is cut short before anything much can happen or an interesting situation can be explored in any depth.
Rachel Getting Married and The Wedding Weekend), so good in just about anything she tackles, is saddled here with an infant about whom (Who's the dad? Is she single mother? What's going on?) we learn nothing. Now, TrustMovies is all for not piling on the exposition, but surely, since we like this character so much, we might be allowed to discover a little about her. Nope.
official web site, or via Amazon. It's also for rent at Netflix, Blockbuster and maybe even some of the smaller chains/stores.