23 December 2010 | guiltyascharged-1
Not too bad for a cheap first effort.
If I can sit through a whole movie (and not look at my watch) it must have some redeeming value.
This is by no means a very good movie, however, it does have enough things going for it to make it worth a sit through. The dialogue is generally pretty good and it feels honest.
The nice thing about the movie is that it feels honest and personal. It isn't too egotistical, etc. You get some sense of the person who made it. I get the feeling that Sublett's art is a better on paper than on film.
In comparison to most of the horrendous garbage I see coming from first time filmmakers, this is definitely not bad at all. It should be released on YouTube for FREE so more people can see it. Perhaps as a short film, it might've been better as a tends to meander a bit. So a good re-edit to make a shorted version to put online would probably be very well received.
Editing is perhaps the best part of the movie. REALLY good. I decided to take a look at the credits and saw that one Jay Boekelheide did the work. This is probably what saved the movie, a great editing job. It feels professional.
Overall: release the movie for FREE! It's not going to make money. But it might find an audience online. The future of independent cinema is online. It may not have the benefit of the big screen, but better a small screen than fading into obscurity!
(this is a bit of a strech, but look at the success of Charlie the Unicorn. It's silly rubbish, but it's well written and free online. It became so popular, people became willing to buy it on DVD from the official website. THIS is how the future of independent cinema will be! Put it up for free, and if people dig it, they will give you $$$ to make more!)