Film Harvest,

Jess Weixler, Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Ritter, Halley Feiffer, Tippi Hedren, Keir O’Donnell, Jocelin Donahue, Whitney Able, Eben Kostbar, Jordan Davis

Jillian (Jess Weixler) is a lost soul. She dropped out of law school and moved to Los Angeles where she has nothing to do. She wants to try to be an artist, but never actually does anything. Her friend Nancy (Halley Feiffer) has a job handing out “Free Samples” from an ice cream truck, but she asks Jillian to help her out for just a couple hours while she runs an errand. Jillian reluctantly agrees, and the movie spends the day with her running the truck, meeting quirky people like a tired and lonely big screen star played by Tippi Hedren, and a young guy Tex (Jesse Eisenberg) who really seems interested in her and tries to help her sort out her issues. This is one of the simple little indy films that really works.

I have to say I was completely surprised by this film. It sounded horrible, but it really wasn’t. Jess Weixler really nailed this role, and it was so much more interesting than some other “lost in LA” films I have seen. Her angst came over really well, and her sudden friendship with the movie lady was touching. At the depth of her depression she goes to visit her, and that scene is the best in the film. All in all, I was pleasantly surprised. Remember, this whole film takes place in one single day inside a food truck. It should have been very boring, but it never was, cause the humor was so fresh and unexpected. I really enjoyed this, so if you like great character development and a fresh and rich story, this is a really good film. I would recommend this, as a really unique experience. I really enjoyed watching this film.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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