Wednesday, March 26, 2008

On Broadway

On Saturday night Chris and I decided to go to a movie. There was not a lot we wanted to see in theatres except for Juno and No Country for Old Men. But both were playing at the downtown theatre and neither one of us could be bothered going into the city on a Saturday night.

There is a small community theatre in Dedham not too far from where we live. They usually play a lot of indie type films. Which I enjoy, sometimes when you allow yourself to get away from the big mainstream Hollywood film you find something special that you otherwise may have never had a chance to see. There happened to be a movie called On Broadway playing. We were intrigued by this movie when we read about it and learned it is a movie by a local writer/director. Most of the cast were Boston actors and the movie itself was filmed here in Boston.

The movie was about a guy from Boston (played by Joey McIntyre) who wrote a play about his uncle's death as a way to bring his family together and reconnect with his dad. Not being able to afford a proper venue he ended up putting on the play in the back of a local pub.

We both really really enjoyed everything about this movie. There is something amazing and pure about a movie made away from the lights of Hollywood. Something about it that allows you to have your eyes open to the true vision and passion of the filmmaker. The casting could not have been better and the writing was outstanding.

It actually turned out that the writer/directer of the movie Dave McLaughlin and actor Lance Greene were at theatre after the showing for a question and answer time. It was cool to have kinda just stumbled on that and been able to listen to the director talk about why and how they made the film. Turns out it only cost them 975 000 to make the movie and the filmed it over 20 days in and around Boston. These two things make the movie that much greater to me. Such a low budget and such little time to actually film is just amazing to me.

I really encourage any of you in the Boston area to check this movie out. They said it was playing at 5 or 6 different theatres in and around Boston.

Click on the link below to check out the trailer...


Andrea said...

That's awesome!

Anonymous said...

That is really cool, Evey. I'd love to stumble across something like that. There IS something refreshing about a movie made out of Hollywood. (You'll get that feeling from Juno too.) There is also something really cool about a movie (or a book) done by someone who is a native to wherever it's set. I think I'll keep an eye out for this one.

Cupcake Blonde said...

Aw man I would love to see that! Not only is it set in my favorite city ever but Joey is in it!! I had the hugest crush on him when I was younger. (He is still pretty hot) Indy films are so much more entertaining than the big blockbusters. I hope this one makes it out to DVD so I can see it.