E.B. Hughes, Jon McGrath for EBFilms
directed by E.B. Hughes
starring George Katt, Waylon Payne, Sayra Player, Rosebud Baker, Peter Greene, Judy Jerome, Kyle Klaus, Ian Robinson, Antonia Garofalo, Kiva Dawson, Sara Murphy, Doc Watson, Rich Bryant, David Reds Bridgens, Cindi Parisi, Josephine Loporto, Daniella Garofalo, Courtney Ford, Tom Whaley, Shawn McKelvey, Rick Heiler, Greg Sykora
written by E.B. Hughes
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Billy (George Katt) and Perry (Waylon Payne) have been friends in high
school - but that was ages, and they've totally lost touch about 15 years
ago. Billy has since fallen off the grid, trying to save himself from one
job to the next, but always getting into trouble, and Perry on the other
hand has become a successful optician running his own business, has a
lovely wife, Lisa (Judy Jerome) and a son. In fact it seems Perry's
leading the perfect (if boring) life when he receives a call from Bill,
who has just tried to drown himself in the river - and now basically needs
a change of clothes, and someone who lends him an ear. And it seems he has
run out of current friends to a point where he has to dig deep in his
past. Perry is happy to help out, after all bringing someone a change of
clothes is a small gesture that might go a long way. It soon becomes clear
that Billy needs company above everything else, so Perry agrees to have a
couple of drinks with him, and even agrees to visit a strip club with him.
Thing is, at the club, Billy slips something into Perry's drink, and soon
enough, the two of them end up in a motel room with strippers Candy (Sayra
Player) and Sherri (Rosebud Baker) - and somehow, Billy, the "good
husband" lands in bed with Sherri, too, which isn't good. But things
take a turn from bad to worse when Billy wakes up next to Sherri a couple
of hours later and she's dead, under circumstances that look an awful lot
like murder. And the fact that Perry has a total blackout regarding what
went down really won't save him from prosecution should things get out ...
this is fun genre entertainment: Sure it's made on a budget, but the story
fits the budgetary constraints very well and relies on structure and
build-up rather than spectacle, and makes its impact through character,
dialogue and situation - in other words, good, in the best sense of the
word old-fashioned storytelling. So even if the basic plot of the movie,
including its resolution, isn't entirely original, the whole thing feels
fresh throughout, and a subtle directorial effort and strong key
performances only help to bring this across.
Very enjoyable for sure!