One of my favorite films of 2007 was never released. You see, The Go-Getter premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival up against Son of Rambow, and most of the big movie buyers missed it. But finally Peach Arch Entertainment will be releasing the movie in limited theaters on June 6th 2008. Check out the film’s official movie trailer below, and tell me what you think in the comments.
Martin Hynes, best known for his role as George Lucas in George Lucas in Love, directed a wonderful coming of age road trip story featuring Lou Taylor Pucci as a young man who steals a car and sets off on a journey to connect with his brother after the traumatic loss of their mother. But this is really a story about a telephonic relationship Mercer develops with the “forgiving and mysterious girl owner of the stolen car (played by the wonderful Zooey Deschanel). Jena Malone also stars.
Using a mix of fantastic yet experimental cinematography, a great soundtrack featuring M. Ward, Elliott Smith and The Replacements, The Go-Getter is Garden State meets Into The Wild. Like Garden State, this film is very generational in appeal, and will likely find a big audience later on DVD. It’s really too bad that Peach Arch won’t open this in more theaters, as it is the type of film, like Garden State, to have huge break-out appeal with the niche generational audience for which it aims.
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