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Don't Look Any Further
Written by Dennis Lambert (as Dennis Earle Lambert), Franne Golde (as Francine Vicki Golde), and Duane Hitchings (as Duane S. Hitchings)
Performed by Dennis Edwards
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This film was just alright. Its pace was way too slow and the writing was sloppy and all over the place. But what do you expect when the writers only have TV series experience and suddenly have to fill 110 mins in their first full length feature film.
Director Yann Demange also has limited directing experience only having directed '71, of which he did a great job, as he also did in this film.
Had the acting not been as good as it was from the lead cast, this film would have been a flop, although I feel Richie Merritt's character should have been played by a more seasoned actor with some personality. Perhaps the producers where more interested in upholding the real life Rick Wershe Jr.'s personality. However, Bel Powley as Rick Jr.'s sister nailed her roll.
Nevertheless, even with the overly slow pace and lack of thrilling scenes, still an interesting and enjoyable film based on a true story. It's a 7/10 from me.
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