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|Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie|
Actors: Dallas Gilbert, Wayne Burton
Director: Jay Delaney
Genres: Comedy, Documentary
Studio: Oscilloscope Pictures Release Date: 09/29/2009 Run time: 63 minutes
A remarkable character study
Jason Gilder | Dayton, OH | 09/14/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I had the opportunity to see a screening of this film earlier this year. As the title suggests, this documentary is far from ordinary. Two "researchers" search for Bigfoot and the American Dream. The film is less about Bigfoot and more about the drive of two individuals who have faced a lifetime of adversity. It is a sometimes dark, but ultimately humorous and hopeful portrayal of two people you are not likely to forget. This is exceptional work for a first-time filmmaker. It is a small film, but it doesn't feel limited. Even the original music is outstanding. I'm looking forward to getting the DVD to see more great moments that didn't make it into the final cut. Highly recommended."
'Cause they are fun to watch!
Pigeontoe | Southern California | 10/07/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"When I originally saw this movie, I thought it would be a spoof movie - a parody of Bigfoot films in the "Not Another ..." genre. I was half right. Not exactly compelling, it does showcase two "little" men who are self-identified as poor, and their shared obsession - nay ... DREAM ... to find Bigfoot and get their prayers answered.
The movie starts out on a dark note, which is again woven into the story to show one of the low-points of half of our dashing duo's 15 minutes of fame being used to accuse him of perpetrating a hoax. Somehow, the quivering eyes reveal more about the character of the man, than the truth. Time to develop a story? Or the victim of poor preparation from a radio co-host, creating a glaring inaccuracy which the host noted and showed him to be a liar. Either way, the radio show host did the right thing. "Oh what a tangled web we weave ..."
I loved when the radio-show crew showed up and they went out 'Bigfootin'" together. Sadly, our hero got blown off for being a "dreamer." Tough crowd out there; even tougher when the light burns dimly. Which begs the analogy of being 'chewed up and spit out,' even if it will seem a bit one-sided.
In this documentary, I remain unconvinced in their sincerity. Not in their belief that Bigfoot is out there - but in them actually thinking that what they do is research. On that note, I found the video entertaining, and worth the time to watch two people cope with a cold, harsh - and hairy, world out there."
M. montavon | oxford oh | 10/06/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I felt that this doc captured the plight of the Appalachian man perfectly. I thought that the men showed a real love for Bigfoot, and are dead set on proving its existence. It is not your typical Bigfoot movie. Don't expect your mind to be changed about the existence of Bigfoot by this movie, perhaps though your mind will be changed about the plight of the poor. Don't listen to me though just go watch it."
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Leslie | Chicago, IL | 10/06/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you're looking for a film about Bigfoot, you're in the wrong place. Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie truly lives up to its name. This film presents these two colorful characters, amateur Bigfoot researchers Dallas and Wayne, in an incredibly humanizing, tender way, chronicling their friendship and attempts to find success and acclaim in the Bigfoot community.
The film begins lightly and you may find yourself laughing at Dallas and Wayne and their blind devotion to their pursuit, but as it progresses, you'll find yourself emotionally engrossed in their story and their lives. If you're not affected by them by the end, you don't have a soul.
Ultimately, Dallas and Wayne are just like most Americans - they're struggling to make a name for themselves and to leave their mark on the world. In small town Appalachian Ohio, these uneducated, poverty-stricken men have decided that their best shot is finding Bigfoot. Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie shows a side of America I rarely see in cinema. It's a powerful and enlightening film about friendship, the misunderstood, and the American dream."