— by ROBERT DeFEIS —
“Fix,” to me, looks like a long overdue, innovative film — one that looks like a gritty, yet entertaining ride. This movie has garnered an amazing amount of awards, such as the top prize for best feature film at the 2008 Vail Film Festival and the best film award at the 2008 Twin Rivers Media Festival.
This film is about documentary filmmakers Bella (Olivia Wilde of TV’s “House”) and Milo (Tao Ruspoli, who is also the film’s director).
Milo has a brother named Leo (Shawn Andrews) who is about to go to jail if they don’t come up with $5,000 in one day, with the money being needed for Leo to go to rehab.
They end up racing across Los Angeles in order to make the money they need. As they travel, the trio documents their trip from a suburban police station in Calabasas through mansions in Beverly Hills, East LA chop-shops, rural wastelands and housing projects. As seen in the trailer, which offers a wide variety of crazy mischief, they do some wild things to obtain the money, including stealing then selling a car and also selling a ton of marijuana.
After seeing the trailer it looks like this is a must-see indie film.
“Fix” has been shown at many different film festivals worldwide.
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