When two friends meet up for lunch in Hollywood, their obsession with fame and a series of violent mishaps sets them on the run from the police.
A struggling actor, a delusional director, a sadistic talent agent, and a veteran cop all collide in this biting satire of millennial culture and life in the City of Angels. Buckle up… this ego trip is a one-way ticket.
A Gil Freston Film
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"The Big Break" is a big budget action send up of this feeling of hopelessness, of fighting against a vapid industry—a sort of "Falling Down" for the Hollywood hopeful. It’s a self-aware pastiche of industry clichés married with broad action beats and satisfying one-liners. Cathartic and hilarious. It’s also an accomplished bit of filmmaking—polished and well-shot, with high production action sequences and a plethora of “name” talent. Sneakily, writer/director Gil Freston gets to make fun of the industry, while also making a polished pitch for getting work in it. — S/W Senior Programmer, Ivan Kander
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