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The 365 Films Challenge - Day Thirty
I’m Reed Fish
Starring: Jay Baruchel, Alexis Bledel and Schuyler Fisk
Directed By: Zackary Adler
This is a story of boy meets girl. As a child. And dates her. And then they are betrothed. And that’s where our story begins. Reed Fish is a little Jewish boy from a small town chock-full of folks that have known him his whole life because they knew his dad who hosted the town’s only radio program, which Reed takes on the role of after his father dies. While mulling around his wedding plans, an old flame (whom annoys the SHIT out of me) comes and fucks shit up. Then Reed has an identity crisis and the film is essentially about finding out who you are as a person. This film has a particularly shocking ending, which made me appreciate the movie more than I had originally.
It wasn’t the worst movie I’ve ever seen. The ending, which I don’t intend to spoil, made the film more interesting and led me to appreciate the story a bit more. I also did a little research after I saw the credits and noticed that the film was written by the real Reed Fish, who is actually a pretty cool dude. I tweeted him and he responded which added a level of connection to this film that I have never really felt before. It made the movie more real and down-to-earth, but that was just my personal experience. Seven and a half stars.