Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Josh Janowicz, Alex Thayer, Justin Matthews, Bill Buell, Jacob Reynolds
Director: Lee Toland Krieger
At just eighteen, Chris Conley's (Josh Janowicz, The Chumscrubber) life was shattered with the sudden death of his mom. His grieving, alcoholic dad unable to work, Chris turns to a last resort: running drugs for dealer Hay... more »
A good indie film....
Steve Kuehl | Ben Lomond, CA | 07/08/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Lee Krieger has made a memorable freshman film attempt with December Ends. It is movies like this that can help motivate those indie film makers into doing what it takes to make something people will believe.
The story centers on a young man's attempt to make his existence while coping with the loss of mom and sharing space with a defunct dad. Through the connections of a trusted family member he decides to engage in drug dealing to pay the bills. The story develops nicely into a believable mix of him finding love but dealing with the environment that surrounds him and his love interest. His affectionate eye unfortunately has fallen upon his drug-addicted boss' girlfriend (played by Alex Thayer). The lead actor, Josh Janowicz, is creating for himself a solid resume/CV - Chumscrubber is an awesome film and On the Doll is scoring better as it gets noticed. Thayer has a captivating screen presence with those glacier eyes of hers.
I would recommend this dark city piece for those looking to sit with a tense indie film that keeps you involved. The drug use can get gratuitous and the language too extensive, but I suppose it helps set up that Scarface style ending."