Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Far Too Gone|
Actors: Adam Amundsen, Paul T. Baker, Felicia Banegas, Eric Bultemeier, Jason Cullen
Josh Lowell, town pillar and transvestite-in-denial, is like every other Tori Amos fan, with one minor exception, he thinks he IS Tori Amos.
Execrable attempt at filmmaking
R. White | Missouri, USA | 06/26/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"First, a note: I work in the media industry as a film director, so my review is not quite as objective as perhaps it should be. With that said, read ahead at your own risk. It's not pretty.
"Far Too Gone" is a sad, misdirected attempt to create an independent "movie," based on even sadder improvisational "talent," that completely backfires and fizzles right outta the gate. There isn't really anything worth attacking in this review, since everything in the entire "film" falls a few thousand feet below the radar of any semi-worthy film critic or viewer. Where to begin, where to end? Cinematics: Your epileptic brother-in-law Joey shoots better video than this, and he doesn't mean to. Acting: Um, not present, in the traditional sense usually demonstrated by human beings. Directing: Haven't seen any directing yet per se, but I've only watched the entire movie and seen all the behind the scenes stuff. Maybe he's waiting to direct this cinematic refuse to the K-Mart Bargain Basement DVD Bin. Or maybe he's too busy directing his crew in other projects ("I need a #5 with cheese, please!"). Give us a break, Brian, please stop the pain and go (back?) to school and stop bothering us with your coaster-worthy DVDs. Your evident ego (folks, make sure and watch the behind-the-scenes!) and stumbling stupidity are indeed intriguing and humorous, but there is a more serious funny-bone injury at work here: the fact that you THINK you are quite the filmmaker could be the most serious affront to us all, and the most dangerous: because if you are allowed to make another film based on the "success" of this one (fueled by your selfless briny ineptitude), then we all are in danger of becoming Far Too Gone."