Moving (2002)

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Moving (2002) Review


If I had a nickel for every wacky-road-trip indie flick I've had to review, well, I'm not sure how much I'd have, but I know it would be pretty close to a dollar.

Moving is exactly that, a road trip through Virginia (I guess), with our hapless hero searching for his stolen house. That's right, someone put the house on a flatbed and hauled it off. Hero (along with nutty sidekick) crack wise as they scour the countryside for the missing home. And along the way they encounter various conspirators and take exciting side jaunts before eventually encountering "Leonardo DiCaprio" at the center of all of it.

Moving has its moments, most involving the clever parlay between stars L. Derek Leonidoff and Terry Jernigan, but really these two should form an improv act instead of putting their talents into making a feature film on a reported $500 budget. FIlmmaking brothers Jonathan and Matthew Friedman take their (of course) crappy digital video camcorder to capture some expensive-looking scenes (including a garbage truck destroying a car), but the production values are otherwise so crummy it's hard to care. Half the scenes are underlit, the other half are passable. And the soundtrack has a loud buzzing throughout the whole movie (I screened the movie off videotape, and it ain't my equipment).

The story is also waaaaay too long, wearing thin after about 45 minutes and eventually turning into the longest Saturday Night Live skit you've ever witnessed. I like SNL, but could you take 100 minutes of, say, "Mango"?

I thought not.

Hollywood: Give the Friedman's a real film camera, a $1 million budget, and a script that someone else wrote. Can't be any worse than that Stolen Summer thing, can it?

Shot in the dark. Literally.



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