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Off the Black
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Directed By
James Ponsoldt

Written By:
James Ponsoldt

Cast:
Trevor Morgan, Nick Nolte, Rosemarie DeWitt, Timothy Hutton, Sally Kirkland, Noah Fleiss, Michael Higgins, James Ponsoldt, John Tuell, Peter Van Wagner, Marlyne Afflack, Johnathan Tchaikovsky, Richard Petrocelli, Sonia Feigelson, Whitney Bashor, Cory Mayer, Richard Petrocelli, Teddy Yoon

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Off the Black (2006)
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Movie Review by Movie Addict
November 4th, 2007

Things don't always go the way you want

The third time is the charm for James Ponsoldt, writer, director and actor in a really touching indie film that everyone can relate to. Maybe that is why it died at the box office after a few weeks without really making it big. It's a story that we can all find a piece of ourselves in.

Ray's life is in the crapper. he runs a junkyard by day and comes home to a house where he lives with an ugly dog and they both drown their sorrows in beer. He umps the local games and know that is just asking for trouble.

After the local team loses their chance at the State playoff, he catches one teen who papers his house. This teen's mom has run off and his day is pretty much dead to the world. The two- Ray and Dave - hit it off and Ray becomes a surrogate dad, while Dave becomes a surrogate son.

It's funny, tender, and sad. It will make you think about your own life and count your friends - or make some if you don't have enough.

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