VOD Recommendation: A Nuanced Dude Dramedy Coming Soon on Demand
01.15.13 by BJSprecher
"There's gotta be more than this."
Journey along with a man searching for meaning and purpose in his life after a famous football player's own doubts send him into a tailspin.
The Flick: Fairhaven
The Skinny: Tom O'Brien co-wrote (with co-star Chris Messina), directed and stars in this nuanced, beautifully acted "returning home" buddy movie. Cinematographer Peter Simonite's (Postcard from 1952) bleak, but beautiful palette, perfectly captures the atmosphere and feeling of a fishing town in winter.
The Players: O'Brien stars as Jon, a former high school football star who works on a fishing boat in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, but dreams of being a writer. Jon begins to wonder whether life has more to offer him after hearing NFL champion Tom Brady express similar doubts and concerns. When Dave (Chris Messina) returns to Fairhaven from his job as a strip club manager in Las Vegas to attend his father's funeral, Jon and another longtime friend (Rich Sommer) get together with Dave to reminisce, drink, get high and be brutally honest with one another.