24 October 2005 | jeffarent
i saw this film at the Austin film festival this past Saturday night. i have to tell you it was an amazing film. first off, it has a great cast that features Ernie Hudson, Finn Carter (from Tremors), Jamil Smith, and Steven Williams. this film beats out Berger's earlier film A Walk in the Park. this film is beautifully shot (on dv i might add) the acting is really great, & you can tell that the cast has great chemistry with each other, the characters are realistic and so is the plot line of the story. i laughed a lot during this film. what i like about this film is that it has these dramatic undertones that appear, then there is it is back to the comedy. Alan Berger continues his reign as the comic genius that he is, make that comic mastermind. it makes my top ten list in fact, it tops out A Walk in the Park. Berger's film reminds me the films of Mike Binder. on a side note, i was walking out of the Driskol Hotel in Austin and i saw Alan Berger coming into the lobby. anyway, we got to talking and he introduced me the the producer Vincent Robert. i had the pleasure of hanging around around Alan Berger, Vincent Robert, Ernie Hudson, and Finn Carter for about 6 1/2 hours. Alan is just as funny as his characters in his films. the rest of the gang are funny and nice. Hopefully a deal will be made to get this film out there. it is crucial that it be seen, in an industry that is stuck on remakes, i'm glad that a great & original film has been made and it's name is Halfway Decent.