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Quality of Life (Against The Wall) (2006)



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Filmed on location in San Francisco, this Berlin Film Festival award winner tells the story of two talented artists whose chosen form of expression -- graffiti -- puts them at odds with the law. When famed urban artists Michael "Heir" Rosario (Lane Garrison) and Curtis "Vain" Smith (Brian Burnam) are forced to give up their outlaw craft, the young men ultimately follow divergent paths, placing their friendship at risk.more
Rating: R (Pervasive Language, Some Drug Use and Violence)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Benjamin Morgan, Brian Burnam
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On DVD: Jun 13, 2006
Warner Home Video - Official Site


Fred Pitts
as Robert
Andrew A Rolfes
as Officer Charles
Bryna Weiss
as Grandma
as Officer Huffington
Douglass Price
as Bartender
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Critic Reviews for Quality of Life (Against The Wall)

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A very engaging indie drama about graffiti artists in San Francisco.

Full Review… | July 21, 2006
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Although the filmmakers have succeeded in portraying a raw slice of street culture, they have also made something that seems unnecessarily stiff, foisting a structural conceit onto something that by its very nature is free-form and uncontainable.

Full Review… | May 26, 2006
Los Angeles Times
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Pic's cliched underlying story of restless youth plays as too naive for an older audience and too provocative for teens.

Full Review… | May 25, 2006
Top Critic

It's a setup as old as the hills, but the unvarnished simplicity with which first-time director Benjamin Morgan rolls it out makes the tale worth another go-round.

Full Review… | May 25, 2006
L.A. Weekly
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A minor, modest indie about two young graffiti artists forced to choose between creative marginalization and the seductions of the marketplace.

April 6, 2006
New York Times
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Morgan, who co-wrote with Burnam, elicits authentic performances from his two lead actors and from Mackenzie Firgens as Curtis' single-mom girlfriend.

April 5, 2006
New York Post
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Audience Reviews for Quality of Life (Against The Wall)

Some of the acting is a bit shabby but its an Awesome Look into the world of a Graffiti artist! (This is about as close as it gets!)

Mikey Seif

This film is directed by my college screenwriting professor. This film is really good for such a low-budget independent film. I really enjoyed the stationary camera shot, and there was some really great cinematography. The characters were well written and I think that the end is superb! I really loved the last scene and the last shot of the film. I am not just saying this because this is my professor's film, but because I truly enjoyed it and think that it should be seen by anyone who like independent film, or simply good film in general.

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