Director: Dylan Reynolds
Writer: Matthew James
Type of Indie Film: Comedy
Tagline: On the road to nowhere, every man deserves a happy ending.
Out of 5 Stars (Bad, OK, Good, Great, Awesome): 3
Everyone has experienced bad luck when it comes to love, sex, and romance. Those experiences help you decide what you do and don’t want in a partner. Plus, they make the best stories. Matthew James writes and stars in his new indie film, “Nipples & Palm Trees”.
Jackson (Matthew James) is an artist living in LA who just wants to settle down with a nice girl. That’s all. Not too difficult, right? Wrong. He falls in love with a wild child named Harmony (Sadie Katz) who is struggling between her desire for love and her desire for freedom. As Harmony flits in and out of his life, Jackson has bizarre encounters with different women. Throughout this journey of love, Jackson begins to see what’s truly important and how far he’s willing to go to get what he wants.
This film is a little strange, but the goodness of its reality sneaks up on you. Jackson is an ordinary man who is looking for something special. He reacts to the craziness of these women the way most people would react, which makes him easy to relate to. Harmony’s character is broken, but you feel for her. She wants to be loved, she wants to believe that Jackson loves her, but her need to live on her own terms tends to outweigh that love. The ending is a little abrupt, but you’ll realize by the end that there was no way to wrap up this story in a neat little package.
You can find “Nipples & Palm Trees” at any of Tulsa’s local Blockbuster and Family Video stores.
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