2 April 2011 | IamHollywoodHomeless
A rag tag romp with characters that are more than what meets the eye.
I had the extreme pleasure of seeing this new film, Switchboard, from acclaimed Director Ambika Leigh. Having no expectation, other than curiosity from the buzz that Switchboard has around town, I really thought I would be sitting through 17 minutes of disconnected dialogue and crappy visual imagery. Boy was I ever wrong. The buzz held true. This film, also written by Ambika Leigh, delivered in all areas of what makes a film watchable and great.
Her casting was brilliant. The lead character, Kevin Scott Allen, is one of those actors that Hollywood needs to notice. A natural and believable performance with subtle nuances that cannot be trained into an actor but can only come from instincts gleaned from years of performance and character portrayal. He has honed his skills to a razor sharp edge allowing his acting to cut deep into ones emotion. The rest of the cast is a mix of highly trained thespians to first time background performers. Ambika hand picked each and gave dialogue that carries the story from the streets of LA to the whimsical labs of fancy reminiscent of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory.
As this film makes its way around the big screens of the country be sure to take a moment to see it. Tell your friends and prepare yourself for what is fast becoming another awesome film by Ambika Leigh.
This is the type of film that a specific review of the storyline could ruin the fun for the viewers. This is why I only give you the details needed to understand what can be expected. Enjoy the ride.