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SunnyStefani Gets Pulled Over – Day 6 FFF 2012

April 19, 2012

State Statute 316.0895(1)

You would think my life’s a movie. I leave my job at Florida Dream Homes and jump on I-4 for the hour long commute to the FFF. I’m on the highway for roughly ten miles and pull up behind a motorcycle cop. Obviously I don’t speed past the cop because clearly that wouldn’t be smart. Traffic is merging onto the highway near The Mall of Millennia, so instead of speeding up, I hit my brakes to allow an oncoming vehicle to merge. The cop slows down, pulls behind me, and then pulls me over. You, like myself, may be thinking, “what did SunnyStefani get pulled over for?” I ask the cop that same question. He says, “State Statute 316.0895(1).” I give him a blank stare. “Following too closely,” he says. It would have been better if he reached inside my passenger side window and smacked me across the face. Who gets pulled over for ‘following too closely,’ really!

$164 later, I arrive at the FFF. I don’t know why I plan to see specific movies because my plans always change and I never see what I intended to. Tonight I planned on seeing Bert Stern: Original Madman. My little run in with the police officer who was saving the world from drivers ‘following too closely’ made me miss my show time of 3:30 pm so I decided to see Shorts #4: “Can I Get a Witness?” This is my first set of short programs I’ve seen both years at the festival.

Here goes nothing.

Curfew
This was my absolute favorite short of the series because it suits my dark sense of humor. This 19 minute short was about a junkie who tries to kill himself until he receives a call from his sister who he hasn’t spoken to in years. She needs him to watch her 9 year old daughter, Sophia. This film had a great score, an amazing dance number and outstanding actors. I loved it and couldn’t wait for the Q & A session after with director, Shawn Christensen.

Red
You would think spending $100 million on advertising would work, right? This film is about someone looking to ‘own’ the color ‘red.’ When it didn’t work, the client slit his wrist. As the bathtub filled with blood, seeing red, the client is reminded of a red colored soft drink can. He thinks, “Why didn’t I work for Coca-Cola?” Short, to the point. Overall, okay. Didn’t love it, didn’t hate it.

Bunny
Benny the Bunny was stolen from his home. When his owner, a young boy, goes looking for him through the slums, he finds him. Turns out, the school bully stole him. The film shows kids trying to do a good deed, and in that aspect, I liked the film. 

Deerskin Lake
This sick comedy was about a therapy session in which Dan expresses the trauma he experienced as a child. At first it was serious, then funny, then predictable.

First Match
This sad yet motivational film was about a female wrestler, Monique, who wants to prove to her father and classmates she has what it takes. I felt happy and sad numerous times throughout this film but overall there was no resolution.

I Am Not a Moose
This was my second favorite short of the night probably because the main character got pulled over by a cop for going 21 mph in a 40 mph minimum speed zone. This film featured Monty the Moose who is an actor who performs at kids’ birthday parties, singing and playing the guitar. Cute concept, good music and I was pleased to see that it was directed by a female. It’s great that the film industry is becoming more accessible to us females!

Mobius
This creepy short is about a lonely old man, Mobius, who works as a hotel receptionist. He writes down all the guests’ information and lives vicariously through them. He’s excited to get fired because that means that someone noticed him. I’m not a fan of the voice over this film used or the fact that is seemed like Mobius was stalking guests. Creepy.

Atlantis
I wanted to like this film, but it was my least favorite of all the shorts I saw tonight. This film was about the space shuttle launch of Atlantis on July 8, 2011 that ended the shuttle program. It was a documentary with a love twist, that just didn’t do much for me. Matthew Ornstein, the director, was present for the Q & A session as well.

Shawn Christensen, Director of Curfew

Interview with Shawn Christensen
I was excited to get to talk to Shawn since Curfew was my favorite short of the night. During the group Q & A, Shawn stated he has “a really dark sense of humor,” which I can relate to. The film had a wide range of emotions with stemmed from Shawn’s “intimate relationship to depression.” After the film, I stayed to talk to Shawn. I asked him what his inspiration for the film was in which he replied “after a massive depression and breaking up with my girlfriend.” I guess directors and singers both get their inspiration from life experiences. Shawn said this is the “second short film anyone has seen;” however, he has another short hidden away that he wasn’t happy with after editing.

Audience Reaction
After my interview with Shawn, I ran into Christine Hoefing. She is from Atlanta, GA, here to visit her brother and attend the FFF. When I asked if I could interview her, she was quick to say, “You don’t want to interview me, I tend to be hyper critical.” Christine said Bunny had “such an impact and moral statement in a kind way” and that they expressed “maturity even through children.” She said, “I think I got the message about advertising in Red” and that you’re “drawn into advertising sublimity.” “Mobius was very dark to me,” said Christine. “It was the most depressing one I saw.” “Curfew was very good” and “I loved Atlantis,” she continued. “My dad worked on the space program.” She was shocked they discontinued the space program and compared it to taking down the Statue of Liberty.

Clearly everyone has different taste as the film Christine liked the most was my least favorite. Overall, I was quite impressed with Shorts #4: “Can I Get a Witness?” I’m glad I got the see them.

And remember…don’t follow too closely!

Brothers Know Best – Day 5 FFF 2012

April 18, 2012

The Salt of Life

The Salt of Life is about a lonely man. Gianni, retired and middle-aged, is transparent to woman, not that it should matter because he’s married. His friend convinces him he can still have a romantic relationship with other woman and he becomes somewhat obsessed to find a girlfriend or lover. This film had some funny parts but overall I agree with the comments I heard from the audience after the film which was it was a very “slow movie” and “I was bored 90% of the time.” I wish I could write more, but the movie was really just okay.

The line of people waiting for The Brookyln Brothers

After The Salt of Life, I planned on seeing Shorts #1: “It Takes Two.” When I got outside the theatre, I looked at the line that was forming for The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best and I switched my gears. This was the first film, besides opening night, that I saw the line wrapped around and people waiting to get in. Despite an extremely annoying man chewing on his ice in front of me the whole movie, this was the best film I’ve seen at this year’s FFF. The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best was brilliant and funny. The only thing I didn’t like about the film was the one editing error I saw towards the beginning of the film when Alex, the main character, destroyed his phone.

Ryan O'Nan, Director, Writer, and Actor

After the film we had a Q & A session with Ryan O’Nan, the director, writer, and star of the film. He was extremely down to earth and funny; he even dropped the f*bomb three times. The film was sponsored through private equity, filmed solely in Maryland, cost a total of $625,000 and took just 18 days to film. Ryan said “I wrote it [the film] for myself.” When it came down to casting, “a lot of people said ‘no,’ which is always hard.” He went on to say “everything I’ve ever done, I learned through books.” He believes if you’re passionate about something just “push your way through it. Go after it and live; put your life into it.”

Ryan was in a band for 4½ years that toured the country. Because of the movie, he’s proud to say “we’re a band now and got a record deal through Warner Brothers Music.” This probably had to do with the fact that he wrote a majority of the songs for the film.

I couldn’t have been happier to see this film and it’s rated #1 on my 2012 FFF list. Unfortunately, tonight was the second showing of the film, so if you missed it, you missed a great film.

Girl Model – Day 4 FFF 2012

April 17, 2012
Some of the Girl Models Waiting to Audition

One night as I lay in bed listening to the snoring of my dog, I start flipping through the nothingness of cable TV at 2 am. I stop on ‘Dance Moms.’ I watch reality TV occasionally, but mostly shows on MTV that involve challenges and crazy drunk people. I really wasn’t interested in this show. But it was like a train wreck and I couldn’t turn it off. After about three plus hours I was hooked. So when I saw the preview for Girls Models and First Position, I just had to see them.

I needed to know if all dancers and models were just as obsessed and crazy as in the reality TV show. Within minutes of the film starting, the model agency stated a good model starts between 5 to 10 years of age. I immediately thought, “what 5 year old should be modeling and watching what they eat?” It seemed extremely crazy to me.

The film focused around Nadya Vall, a 13 year old from Siberia, who wanted to be a model and help her family from the financial hole they were in. Missah, the owner of Switch Models, believes he’s saving these young girls. He believes the younger the better because ‘youth is beautiful.’ He promises these girls a life of luxury and wealth for their families, and they end up in more debt than before they left.

Girl Model

Ashley Arbaugh is an ex-model who now selects the ‘right’ models for jobs in Tokyo, Japan. She believes the business of modeling has no weight because it changes minute to minute. She also said most girls turn to prostitution because it’s easier than modeling and not considered a terrible thing in a lot of countries.

Both myself and the audience were in complete shock after the film ended. Once the lights in the theatre turned back on, there was a lot of talking behind me. Some of the general comments where “that was a pick me up, huh,” and “I couldn’t even imagine being 12 or 13 in Japan not knowing where to go.” These girls were promised something, and given something completely different. They weren’t with their parents, didn’t speak the language, and didn’t even get paid for the modeling work they did. Their contract could be changed on a day to day basis. If they gained more than 1 inch on their waist, their contract was voided. I have no idea what parent in their right mind would exposure their child to such extreme measures. The girls would cry, talking to their parents, asking to come home.

Before the film I was speaking to some of the volunteers. Doris said she read the reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and said the majority of the people said this film was “sad and depressing.” After seeing this film, I would have to agree. No part of what Noah Models was putting the girls through would I ever subject my child to. The company talked about how they always get their girls work and they never leave in debt; yet we didn’t see any girl happy or making money. It’s all just a lie and I have no idea why Missah believes he’s saving these girls lives.

The opening short The Odysseus Gambit was just as sad. Saravuth Inn was one of the babies from Cambodia that was air lifted to the U.S. He has no home and plays chess for money. When I got to the end of the film, I asked myself, ‘what was the point?’ The only conclusion I came to was life is a game of chess. Again, not one of my favorite shorts.

If you’re looking for some sad, depressing movies, be sure to catch Girl Models and The Odysseus Gambit. Instead, take some advice from Doris and see Mamitas to watch someone “grow into adulthood right before your eyes.” She believes the film opens up to you and you “start believing something and end up believing something else.”

Overall, the two movies I saw tonight were nowhere near my favorite films at this year’s festival. Disappointing.

Kumar What? – Day 2 FFF 2012

April 15, 2012

Where Does Reality Begin and End?

My day was all planned out, after An Affair of the Heart I planned on going to see The Gruffalo’s Child, which looked super cute (opposite of my normal slasher film). While waiting for An Affair of the Heart to start, I run into LanceAround. I ask him where the Garden Theatre is located (so I don’t get lost again like last year), and he tells me an additional 45 minutes away. Since I already live about 2 hours from where the FFF is held, I changed my plans a bit.
 
I look at the schedule and decided upon Kumare, which I originally did not plan on seeing at all during this year’s festival. Before Kumare starts, Peggy announces that the short Maurice will precede the feature. She gives the audience a disclaimer that it has some nudity and that it’s about the last porn cinema in Paris. This short did not capture my attention, and the nudity that was shown was not needed or classy, since it just used as a backdrop behind the cinema owner. I couldn’t wait for it to end and for Kumare to start. 
 
Kumare is about a self appointed ‘guru.’ Vikram Gandhi (Kumare) grows out his hair, uses his grandmother’s accent and goes undercover to start a following. His point is to prove that no one is more spiritual that anyone else. He made up chants and taught nonsense rituals that people followed with no questions asked.
 
This ‘religious belief’ was reported to be the longest prank ever documented. The point behind the film is that you don’t need anyone outside yourself to make you happy.
 
I was actually shocked by this film as I didn’t really want to see it. It captured my attention and really made me think about people and society. What are people thinking? What makes someone follow a person or religion? As Vikram said, most gurus and spiritual leaders a full of it, and I completely agree. You shouldn’t need a religion or person telling you that you can have personal happiness; you just need to recognize the guru within yourself.

Bruce Springsteen? – Day 2 FFF 2012

April 14, 2012

The Filmmakers for An Affair of the Heart During the Q & A

I arrive at day two of the FFF at noon, just in time to view An Affair of the Heart. I’m not sure if the theatre is so packed because it’s the first film of day two, or because people are eager to see this film. Then I realize this film is about the legendary Rick Springfield, not to be confused with Bruce Springsteen.
 
This film is about people’s devotion and ‘obsession’ to Rick Springfield. I was clearly the youngest person in the audience. The majority of the audience seemed to be obsessed, middle aged women (and some with their husbands that were clearly drug along for the ride). As soon as Rick Springfield first appeared on the screen, the audience went crazy. I thought I was watching a Twilight movie when the audience would hoot and holler any time Jacob would appear with no shirt on. Although Rick Springfield is not my generation, I’ve heard, as I’m sure many people have heard as well, his hit ‘Jessie’s Girl.’
 

David Dean

The film was beautifully edited, especially considering it involved music. After the film I meet up with David Dean, the editor and writer of An Affair of the Heart. The first cut took him 6 months to edit, from January to June of 2011. “I’m thrilled with the final product,” he says. “This is my first feature film I’ve edited.” David has been a professional editor for 30 years, mainly working on cable TV. He’s worked with the Travel Channel, Discovery, Jack Hanna and so much more. He’s hoping this opens some doors for him as a feature film editor.
 
There was 200 hours of film shot that David took down to just 93 minutes. He “loves working with music.” Producer and director, Sylvia Caminer, has been a filmmaker for 20 years, she even won an Emmy. During the Q & A she told us Rick’s wife, Barbara, was “off limits”, and his two kids. “He’s very protective of his family,” she said.
 
Melanie Lentz-Janney, who was also the producer and director, said the film “was 30 years in the making.” She was clearly the inspiration for this film as both David and Sylvia stated they were not fans going into it. “At 15 my whole room was decorated with Rick. I know I might sound psychotic but I went to college in his hometown,” said Melanie. For her, the main point she wanted to get across was “if you have something in your heart, pursue it.” 
 
Audience Reactions
After the film I ran into Jonathan and Natasha Chisdes. They were waiting to see the second set of short films. Natasha was quick to state her husband is a fan of the shorts. “I just love shorts,” says Jonathan, “they’re like little gems.” He goes on to say, “They’re very creative and great for a short attention span.” Jonathan says he has been coming to the FFF “every year since it opened in 1992, except for 3 years.” When I asked how many films he’s seen throughout the years, he paused for a while, couldn’t give me an exact number and stated, “I really don’t know.”  They’re looking forward to seeing Liberty Heights because it was the movie they saw on their very first date.

Opening Night Drag – Day 1 FFF 2012

April 14, 2012

The Cast, Crew and Even Subjects of the Opening Film During the Q & A

After a 16 hour day of work and the FFF, I finally make it home. I must admit I was not overly pleased to see this years’ opening film, Renee. NumberOneEmber and I arrive just in the nick of time for tonight’s film. We meet up with LanceAround who is waiting in the Press line. To our surprise, Renee is showing on not one, but two screens. After all the standbys are let in, the LanceAround team flocks to the only seats left available in the front row.

Filmed in Orlando, Renee is the true story of a troubled teenage girl addicted to cocaine. The film focuses mainly on her 5 days of detox before rehab. Nothing like starting off this years FFF with a depressed, drug obsessed movie.

Kat Dennings as Renee

After the film we wait for the Q & A session with the people involved in the making. There were a lot of them, including the actual Renee and Jamie Tworkowski, who was a central character in the film and a big supporter of Renee. Jamie founded the non-profit organization, To Write Love on Her Arms, which helps people, like Renee, who cut themselves. It became a viral sensation after Jamie posted a story about Renee on MySpace.

The script for the movie was 3 years in the making. It took 6 months for the re-writes, 6 months for the editing and just 25 short days of filming. During the credits a disclaimer appears saying despite the fact the film was based on a true story, it is a work of fiction and any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental. So LanceAround asks the real Renee, who was in theatre, what aspects of the film were true and which portions were “everything else.” She replies, “people being people and being flawed was true. This recovery thing is a process and not perfect.” At the end she states, “Usually people are dead when they make movies about them, but I’m still alive so it’s pretty cool.” The audience laughs.

During the Q & A someone from the audience asks what the main point they wanted to get across to people watching. Jamie stated it was to inform and educate people, but “on a bigger level, save lives.”

This comment really caught me off guard because at no point during the Q & A did anyone from the production of the film state anything about where to get help or the fact that Renee was, in fact, clean and sober. For those of you who struggle with addiction, depression, self-injury, or even attempted suicide, there are many organizations out there that can help. How can you “save lives” without giving people information that will help save them?

So I would like to provide the following information:  If you don’t have family or friends to talk to, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at (800) 273 – TALK [8255]. If you are in need of drug rehab or treatment, please call the 24 hour addiction line at (877) 530 – 6575.

If you’re going to touch on a serious subject that’s based on a true story, I recommend showing people how to get help.

FFF 2012 Popcorns Blooming

March 29, 2012

SunnyStefani and # 1 Daughter Chat with FFF President Henry Maldonado

It’s that time of the year again. The 2012 Florida Film Festival is right around the corner. Wednesday was the Official Sneak Preview for this years FFF. I attend along with LanceAround and Number One Daughter. We got to watch a couple shorts and a lot of trailers, but it was really just a tease of what’s to come.

This year features 168 films from 31 countries out of over 1,700 entries. Based on the previews I saw, here are some of my ‘must sees’ of this years festival: Headhunters, First Position, The Gruffalo’s Child, God Bless America, and John Dies at the End.

God Bless America is on my list because of my sick sense of humor (or other people’s lack thereof.) The blood was initially what caught my attention, but it also seems to have a comedic twist about it where I just can’t help but laugh.

I recently started watching a TV show called White Collar. It’s about an art thief and counterfeiter who gets caught and works for the FBI. When I saw the preview for Headhunters, I was automatically drawn to this film for the resemblance and the action. You can’t live a luxurious lifestyle without stealing art, right?

After the Sneak Preview Henry Maldonado, the President of the Florida Film Festival, stops by our table to say hello. Henry’s enthusiasm is always infectious. He really loves movies. Although he even teases himself about his propensity for going on and on as he speaks, it always makes me smile to see what a big kick he gets out of every film he sees.

Henry asks us to reach out to all our readers and remind them that the Florida Film Festival is very personable and friendly. Tickets are only $10 a film; about the same as any other night at the movie. And these are excellent films that rarely don’t get seen in wide release at your local theatre. If you’ve never seen a movie at the Florida Film Festival, Henry asks us to remind you to give it a try this year.

LanceAround promises Henry we’ll spread the word for him.

My personal love for horror films continues to grow every day, and this year appears to have some ‘mind blowing’ films that I must see! April 13 – 22 can’t come soon enough for me. I hope to see you there.

Orlando Dinner Show: “Fork You!”

May 5, 2011

SunnyStefani Got Framed--We Swear!

I’ve been in sunny Orlando for two months now; enjoying every moment of it. Over Easter weekend my family came to celebrate the holiday with me. After looking through what felt like a hundred attraction brochures, they decided on “Capone’s Dinner & Show.”

It seems no matter where I move to I can’t escape good ole Chicago. Upon arrival at Capone’s we had to give a secret password to get in. (I won’t reveal how we knew the password–you’ll have to figure that out for yourself!)

Being the gangsters that we are, as soon as we got in we had our mug shots taken. (We didn’t do it, we swear!  We were framed!) We decided to start the show by going to Al’s Secret Hideaway Bar. This special room is on the second floor. To enter, there is a one-drink minimum per person (which could be a child’s drink for $2.50.) It then gives you access to be among the first people to be seated while everyone else is waiting outside in the general admission line.

Once our gang was seated we were shocked by the presence of our server, ‘Joey Too Slow.’ Immediately I thought I was back in Chicago at “Ed Debevic’s” where the staff is supposed to act rude and insult you. However, little to my surprise, he was very attentive and not ‘too slow.’

Capone's Dinner & Show

Capone's Dinner & Show

Admission is reasonably priced considering it’s an all you can eat real Italian buffet feast that includes unlimited alcoholic beverages, plus dessert. We enjoyed the show as it was very entertaining. We liked the fact that the servers got involved with the show and that there was audience interaction.

The vocals weren’t the greatest but what do you expect, it’s not Broadway. The songs were catchy, to the point where I was still singing one yesterday (La La La, I’m going bananas.) The actors were quick on their feet when an audience member would yell something and interrupt them. For example, Fingers, a gangster, was hiding from the villain of the show, Buggs. When Buggs finally caught up with Fingers he pulled out a gun and a kid in the audience held up a fork and said use this. The fork then became the butt of an ongoing joke, “fork you,” no, “fork you,” which was quite entertaining and really got the audience laughing.

Overall, we enjoyed the night. The food wasn’t to die for but the lasagna and beef were good. The unlimited drinks alone covered the cost of the show. Unlike most Orlando Dinner Shows, it was an all-you-can-eat buffet. The only thing I was disappointed about was there were no tommy guns used during the show and Al Capone was only mentioned once. I was expecting gangsters to be shot and mobsters to be running around looking to kill each other, but there was nothing of that sort. Capone’s is a very family friendly mobster dinner show–appropriate for children of all ages.

I would go back again, just to enjoy the great atmosphere.

Capone’s Dinner & Show
4740 W. Hwy. 192 (Irlo Bronson Hwy.)
Kissimmee, FL 34746
800.220.8428

[Ed Note: We’re not going to put a link to Capone’s website on this post because it plays annoying music and, what’s far worse, even if you tell it you don’t want the sound when you click on a new link it starts playing again–Capone’s, please take note and fix this!]

[Ed Note May 6, 2011:  Within a day of posting this review, we received a comment from John Kucik, the President of Capone’s, informing us that he has taken the music off all the webpages except for the home page. True to our word, we have now put in links to their website onto this post. Please enjoy Capone’s, it’s a lot of fun–then leave a comment letting us know your review!]

Life After The 2011 FFF – A Retrospective

April 28, 2011

Anyone in the Orlando area April 8 to 17 could have enjoyed a popcorn flavored treat–if, like me, they had the pleasure of attending the 20th anniversary of the Florida Film Festival.

With One Of My New Fans...

I survived my first FFF (only getting lost once.) I’d call it a huge success! I wasn’t sure what to expect. For the first time I had a press pass and an endless supply of movies. It turned out to be a great experience.

Being the second film festival I have ever attended, I was thrilled! I love movies. I mainly love blood and gut-type movies, but the camera angles and music score are some of the things I pay attention to, besides the story of course.

I’m normally easily pleased when it comes to movies. I’ve seen my fair share of horrible ones (the kind that makes you want to scratch your brain out with a pencil.) Over the course of the FFF I divided my time between a variety of movies from documentaries to comedies to more complex narratives.

I can honestly say there wasn’t a movie that I hated and had to walk out of the theatre, which is always a plus. I actually enjoyed most of the movies. Comedies are always my favorite (besides horror, that is) because they’re enjoyable. Super was by far my most ‘super awesome’ film during this years FFF. So awesome that I’m debating seeing it again at the Enzian theatre since it’s currently playing there. (Can you believe the Orlando Weekly only gave it one star–what’s up with that?)

For those of you who attended this year’s FFF I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Like I said before, hours of endless films and engaging in conversations with avid movie goers, actors, and filmmakers is right up my alley.

Being around a constant barrage of people who are just as eager as myself to take part in such an amazing event did bring me to a state of bliss.

For those of you concerned that, now the FFF is over, what will happen to SunnyStefani–don’t worry–more posts are in the works! I will be a regular contributor to the LanceAroundOrlando Team. Please join in the conversation.

Terri Who? – Day 10 FFF 2011

April 22, 2011
Terri and Principal Fitzgerald

Jacob Wysocki and John C. Reilly

Since I was off today, I was actually able to get to the Enzian theatre with plenty of time to talk to eager people waiting to view Terri. I spoke with Nicki and Kim before the film. Nicki has seen movies prior to today at the FFF. She saw Snowman; “I cried the whole time.” Kim said they “reviewed the film and it worked with their schedules.” Nicki proclaimed, “we’re busy women, I wish I had the time to get an all access pass and see more movies.” They’re both excited to view Terri tonight.

Tonight was my first night viewing a film at the Enzian theatre. (Every other film I’ve seen has been at the Winter Park Regal.) I am very excited. Who wouldn’t enjoy watching a movie, drinking, and eating dinner at the same time, because I loved it. This is truly the best theatre to watch a movie.

Terri, directed by Azazel Jacobs, is about an overweight, awkward teenager who lives with his Uncle. Terri Thompson would go to school in his pajamas.  (I used to do this as well.) However, Terri did this because his pajamas were comfortable on him and he was uncomfortable with his body. (I just wouldn’t give myself enough time to get ready in the morning.)

Terri is an emotional train wreck. He’s a troubled teenager in high school who is extremely socially awkward. He soon befriends the Assistant Principal, played by John C. Reilly. This movie captured the image of being an outcast.

I, however, did not really enjoy this film. It was very slow and drawn out. The problem I had with the film is that I did not see a point. At the end I was left with no resolution or sense of closure. I just wasn’t feeling it.

I guess for some people enough is just not enough. The same score was used throughout the film which actually worked for me. It reminded me of The Graduate, which only had one soundtrack by Simon and Garfunkel.

Despite my disappointment in this film, I enjoyed the FFF overall. I can’t wait for next year and the years to come.