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Skills Like This
Skills Like This
Actors: Spencer Berger, Brian D. Phelan, Gabriel Tigerman, Kerry Knuppe, Jennifer Batter
Director: Monty Miranda
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Documentary
UR     2009     1hr 26min

Winner Audience Award SXSW Film Festival — Best of the Fest Selection- EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - UK — Winner- Jury Prize- Jacksonville Film Festival — *** — An exhilarating and humorous study of youthful anomie, ...  more »


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Actors: Spencer Berger, Brian D. Phelan, Gabriel Tigerman, Kerry Knuppe, Jennifer Batter
Director: Monty Miranda
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Docurama
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 11/17/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 26min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Turning 25
Amos Lassen | Little Rock, Arkansas | 01/18/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

""Skills Like This"

Turning 25

Amos Lassen

A new movie to watch for is Monty Miranda'S "Skills Like This", the story of Max Solomon. Max (Spencer Berger) is facing a crisis; he has always wanted to be a writer but on the day before his 25th birthday, he realizes that this will never happen. He becomes desperate and has reached the point in his life that he has no ideas to write about so he turns to crime which seems to give him a new passion but sends his two best friends off on a journey. Tommy (Brian T. Phelan), his slacker friend enters the job market and Dave (Gabriel Tiger man) becomes completely obsessed with writing the perfect apology letter. Throw a love interest, Lucy (Kerry Knapped), into this and decision time comes upon the group.
In only three days, the lives of out characters are turned completely upside down and all because they think that larceny might be the best and only thing they can do. This is a very funny look at how a man can become a robber at the drop of a pin. The dialog is smart and witty and the viewer is taken on a fast ride to an unknown destination. Spencer Berger is not only the stat but the writer and both his acting and his script are full of charm. His white man's Afro hair cut is amazing and the lesson of what to do when one has no talent is a winner. This is the kind of film that becomes a cult classic and it can be seen over and over and still entertain.
Loved this movie!
Jean | Los Angeles, CA | 11/18/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw SKILLS LIKE THIS in Los Angeles, and I absolutely loved it - very funny, wonderful characters, and a really cool soundtrack. I highly recommend it!"
A really Great Film
S. B. | Los Angeles, CA | 11/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is a total surprise, it is funny, earnest, and truly unique. Honestly I never knew where it was going and I was completely engaged. I can't wait to see the unknown cast in the future. It's rare to see an independent movie that is actually funny without being pretentious, preachy and or poser-hip. The soundtrack, featuring mostly unknowns, is really worth tracking down."
It hit the mark.
M. Rothschild | Rocky mnts | 12/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The indie film rides high. They hit the mark with this one; funny, well-written, good acting. The guy on the cruiser is my favorite, but all the characters are gems."