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Fifty Pills (2006)

Fifty Pills





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This collegiate farce directed by Theo Avgerinos had its world premiere at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. After a party thrown by his roommate, Coleman (John Hensley), violates their dorm-room probation, college freshman (at a thinly veiled New York University) Darren (Lou Taylor Pucci) loses his scholarship money and scrambles to raise the funds by selling 50 ecstasy pills given to him as an apology by Coleman over the course of a hectic day. While loading the pills off on fellow college students, friends, family, and Coleman's customers -- including a dominatrix named Petunia (Monica Keena) and an insanely off-kilter stock trader (Eddie Kaye Thomas) -- Darren must also finish a paper on Dante's Inferno, deal with his parents (Jane Lynch and John Kapelos) in New Jersey, who think he's gay, elude the mysterious Soul Man (Ron Yuan), and try to convince his crush, Grace (Kristen Bell), that he's not a sleazy drug dealer. Darren's crazy day comes to a head when some stupid but vengeful thugs led by Eduardo (Michael Pena) track down both Coleman and Darren at their dorm while the stock trader shows up looking for more pills.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Matthew Perniciaro
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On DVD: Feb 20, 2007
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John Hensley
as Coleman
Nora Zehetner
as Michelle
Ron Yuan
as The Soul Man
Jane Lynch
as Doreen
Monica Keena
as Petunia
Stephen Keys
as Little Steve
John Marshall Jones
as Housing Manager
Ann Bellamy
as Grandma Jones
Diora Baird
as Tiffany
Maya Hazen
as Bethany
Richard Embardo
as The Kitchen Guy
Steve Swaim
as Professor
Ken Rothstein
as Security Guard
John Mann
as Homeless Burt
Jake Demaray
as Punk Rock Mover
Jake Demaray
as Punk Rock Mover
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All Critics (1)

your mileage may vary depending on your patience for only slightly more mature frat-house humor

Full Review… | February 5, 2007

Audience Reviews for Fifty Pills

let me explain the phenomenal acting of Lou Pucci for you: someone makes you sell pills to pay your rent, you act like you are 10 years old acting mad. someone tries to have sex with you, you act nervous. dominatrix tries to whip you, you act nervous AND scared. (curveball!) in conclusion, where is this mans ACADEMY AWARD?! where is it??

Coxxie Mild Sauce

Super Reviewer

Virtually unwatchable. Kristin Bell and Lou Taylor Pucci could not save this awful movie.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


The indie comedy Fifty Pills is mildly entertaining and manages to deliver a few good laughs. When Darren Giles loses his scholarship and is unable to pay his college tuition his roommate gives him 50 pills of ecstasy to sell in order to come up with the funds. Featuring Kristen Bell, Michael Pena, Eddie Kaye Thomas, and Nora Zehetner, the cast is pretty decent. However, the script isn't that demanding and the performances aren't that impressive. The comedy is also rather bland, as the satire isn't that sharp or edgy. Playing it a bit too safe, Fifty Pills comes off as formulaic tripe.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

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