Reviewed by: Andre Manseau
James Cullen Bressack
James Cullen Bressack
What's it about
Joey's bummed out- he is sure his girlfriend Jennifer is cheating. So, he decides to grab his pal Steven to document his quest to uncover Jenn's cheating ways. They hook up with their annoying sex-and-substance obsessed friend Martin, and the three hit the road to cross the country and unveil the truth.
Is it good movie?
This found-footage style movie was neatly filmed all on an Iphone 5!
That's kind of cool, right? Anyhow, this little revenge-styled story
takes a slightly different spin on the found footage genre as our main
character is literally documenting everything on purpose in order to
show his awful girlfriend everything that's happened- so when the guy
is always holding the camera, at least that's explained. In fact, this
is really guerrilla filmmaking at its best and the whole thing feels
genuine, bizarre and memorable. The guys even try flying, but there's a
super cringe-y scene that leaves them grounded (the words no-fly come
There's some real props to be dished out here in the name of
believability. This is an honest film that isn't insanely foolish and
could fool people into believing it's real, to a certain extent. The
film does a good job of building up the "buddy movie on the road" sort
of vibe and it feels authentic. It helps that the guys give pretty
solid performances- Joey's out there to document his personal pain
while Steve is constantly stirring the pot and trying to make the
"movie" part purposely more interesting. Chuck Pappas' Joey is
perfectly suited for the role and it practically drips with sorrow. Who
hasn't felt jilted like this before (especially when Jennifer is played
by the ridiculously good looking Jessica Cameron)?
The cool thing about this flick is that it mixes its laughs with a
healthy dose of horror as things get ramping up (Steve and Marty seem
to exist to balance out Joey's sorrow..there's a particularly funny
moment involving a he-she hooker that might tickle your funny bone).
Though the plot was admittedly a bit predictable at times (I won't
spoil anything though), the flick will get your blood pumping and may
even surprise a few people with the way it all wraps up.
The only real criticism I would dish out here is that things can turn
pretty nasty pretty quickly, which can be a bit jarring at times. Still
though, this one for the most part feels genuine, gets pretty insane,
and is pretty much worth sticking around for. It's a great little
independent film that takes a few risks and is believably acted. It's
not like you'll watch it ten times, but it's worth a look.
Video / Audio
Video: 1.78:1 widescreen IPhone
Audio: Iphone audio!
There's a commentary track
with Director James Bressack, and actors
Chuck Pappas and Jody Barton. They're clearly friends and have a
great time discussing the flick they made and its limitations. The
audio quality is crap though, so it isn't fun to listen to.
This little flick works really well for what it tries to accomplish.
Check it out. If possible, watch it on your phone! That's the way it was intended (even available on the app store!).