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Drunkboat (2012)

Drunkboat

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

July 13, 2012 (Limited)

Duration

98 min.

Studio

Seven Arts

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Bob Meyer

Producer

Steven A. Jones, Daniel J. Walker

Screenwriter

Randy Buescher, Bob Meyer

Starring

Story


After twenty years of drunken bottles and empty hallways, Mort Gleason witnesses his nephew Moo being beaten while in a drunken stupor. The short contact with family brings Mort back to what are left of his senses and he returns to the last home he remembers in Chicago.

His sister Eileen,lives in their family home now with her sixteen year old son, Abe. Her older son Moo, the now missing nephew, helped spark Mort's return to his family. Three, four, five weeks pass as Mort waits outside his home and makes a tenuous re-entry into family life.

Abe dreams of a sailboat and distant horizons. He saves money and sees an advertisement for the Kathy II. He and his friend calculate a way to buy the vessel from two unscrupulous rogues who make ends meet wholesaling liquor and operating a sometime boatyard.

Eileen, however, is unaware that her youngest son is planning his escape. Comfortable enough with Mort's presence to allow her a night away from home, Eileen's departure allows Abe to seize the opportunity that his mother's absence provides. He purchases a beaten-up wooden sailboat that he scheduled to be delivered to their house while Mort is in charge.

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John Goodman, Jacob Zachar and John Malkovich in Seven Arts' Drunkboat (2012)
John Malkovich stars as Mort in Seven Arts' Drunkboat (2012)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..often seems destined to sail off the deep end. Yet it rights itself just often enough to keep you watching..”
by John Hartl [Seattle Times]
“..a "small" movie that plays like a mawkish, Friedberg/Seltzer riff on a small movie..”
by John Semley [Slant Magazine]
“..might have come off via nothing more than acting ability and a good heart, if the dialogue didn't amount mostly to aimless chit-chat..”
by Farran Smith Nehme [New York Post]