Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. Movies

DVD Review: Casting Me

See also

Casting Me (DVD Review)

It’s pretty clear that South African writer/director Quinton Lavery is a big fan of Kevin Smith. From the black and white DIY asthetics of Clerks to the more emotional (yet still raunchy and witty) core of Chasing Amy, Smith’s style is all over Lavery’s hilarious indie Casting Me.

The semi-autobiographical movie centers around Paul, a funny, but average looking casting director who never got around to finishing the script for the first movie he planned on directing. The script, itself auto-biographical, is about a casting director who never got around to finishing the movie he wanted to write and direct (see where this is going). His ex-girlfriend Chloe broke up with him, in part, due to his lack of focus and frustration with leaving the film project unfinished.

The acting is good, if a bit stilted, but that just adds to the charm of this low budget (by Hollywood standards) film. The story though is surprisingly sweet and funny. A selection at several film festivals across the globe, this is the first time the movie has been made available in the U.S.
97 mins.

IndiePix Films

2013

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • Ted Nugent
    Ted Nugent concert at Native American casino canceled because of obvious reasons
    Music Buzz
  • NFL
    Pat Bowlen steps down as Broncos owner following Alzheimer's diagnosis
    Video
    NFL Buzz
  • Tina Fey
    See why Tina Fey is possibly the most popular woman in comedy at the moment
    Today's Buzz
  • Mick Jagger
    Mick Jagger promotes 'Get On Up' in New York, including Apollo Theater premiere
    Camera
    20 Photos
  • Boyhood
    The new film 'Boyhood' chronicles twelve years of one boy's life
    Camera
    19 Photos
  • Buffy
    We're counting down ten of the finest episodes of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’
    Camera
    7 Photos