Monday, April 6

The Go-Getter.

This is a really pleasant indie movie with a first rate soundtrack.

Zooey Deschanel (my fav), is charming and a bit flakey as usual. Many times she is off camera, only present vocally (over the phone), but she still conveys a strong essence of her personality. Jena Malone (Donnie Darko) and Maura Tierney (ER) are a couple recognizable faces. I wasn't that familiar with Lou Taylor Pucci (only seeing him in the movie Thumbsucker) but feel he ended up perfect playing the main character.

From Rotten Tomatoes:

The Go-Getter is the story of Mercer White (Lou Taylor Pucci), a straight-arrow 19 year-old who, eight months after the death of his mother, steals a car and sets out to find his older half-brother he hasn't seen in fourteen years.

He's barely out of town when a cell phone left behind in the stolen car begins to ring. Mercer immediately finds himself talking to the car's owner, Kate (Zooey Deschanel).

Surprisingly open to Mercer’s journey, she does not threaten to call the police, but instead offers him the most curious deal: Mercer can use her car until he’s done with it on one condition: that he call her and tell her about his trip all along the way.

Singer and guitarist M. Ward provided most of the music for the film, complemented by songs from The Black Keys, Elliott Smith, The Replacements and Animal Collective.

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