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Pit Stop (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 21 January 2013 (USA)
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Recovering from an ill-fated affair with a married man, Gabe finds solace in the relationship he maintains with his ex-wife and daughter. On the other side of town, Ernesto evades life at ... See full summary »

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Yen Tan

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David Lowery, Yen Tan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bailey Bass Bailey Bass ... Cindy
Marcus DeAnda ... Ernesto
Yesenia Garcia ... Hilda
Bill Heck ... Gabe
Heather Kafka ... Linda
Richard C. Jones ... Chase
Alfredo Maduro Alfredo Maduro ... Luis
Jonny Mars ... Russ
John Merriman ... Winston
Amy Seimetz ... Shannon
Corby Sullivan ... Les
Adi Adi ... Cat
Naila Ahmed Naila Ahmed ... Convenience Store Clerk
Justin Arnold ... Chuck
Charlotte Bass Charlotte Bass ... Elementary School Student
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Recovering from an ill-fated affair with a married man, Gabe finds solace in the relationship he maintains with his ex-wife and daughter. On the other side of town, Ernesto evades life at home with his current live-in ex-boyfriend by spending much of his spare time visiting a different, comatose, ex-boyfriend, who was in a recent accident. Impervious to the monotony of their blue-collar world, they maintain an unwavering yearning for romance. The emotional isolation the two men have grown accustomed to is captured in a subtle, optimistic, poetic fashion while avoiding melodrama. The film premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, and was also screened at several other film festivals in the US and Canada, including a variety of both traditional and LGBT themed fests. Written by Websurfer / edited by TrivWhiz

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Drama | Romance

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

21 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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I've Got A Feeling
Written by Curtis Glenn Heath
Performed by Mara Lee Miller and Curtis Glenn Heath
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Very poor
4 December 2019 | by charlotteadams-93024See all my reviews

Can't understand the uber-glowing positive reviews here. Think it's a case of the emperor's new clothes - everyone thinking they can see something that isn't there. It's American Beauty all over again.

As another reviewer mentioned, the sense of contained loneliness of the two main characters during the first part of the film was effective. But this was never developed into anything. By the middle of the film I was totally losing interest.

Plus I didn't really feel anything for either of the main characters. The acting was wooden, to say the least. And the character of Gabe was just unpleasant - the way he was so intrusive and controlling over who his ex-wife went out with? Ugh.

Personally I'd give this film a wide berth.


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