Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Day 217

Movie: Real Time
starring: Jay Baruchel, Randy Quaid
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Year: 2008
Format: Shaw Video On Demand

plot:Andy is a gambler who owes thousands of dollars to a loan shark.  His number has just come up and he has just over an hour to live before the hired hitman is suppose to kill him.  The one question he's asked is how does he want to spend that hour?

This movie runs at 77minutes (roughly) and you are watching what seems like one big long shot.  There are rare shot changes and only about 6 characters in the whole movie, giving it the feel of a stage play at times.

I think the beauty of the film is it's simple concept. 
You have a guy who never felt like he was ever going to amount to much and therefore spends his last hour doing nothing but insulting everyone and driving in circles around his neighbourhood.

I'm a major fan of Jay Baruchel, and I love the way he can balance drama with comedy in everything he's been in, and still make it seem natural.

what do I think I learned from this film?
It's never too late to try to improve your situation.

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