Phillip The Fossil (2011)
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Critic Reviews: 3
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Average Rating: 3.1/5
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Set in small-town New England, Phillip The Fossil follows an aging party animal chasing the now extinct glory days of his youth. Blowing lines with kids half his age, making it rain in strip clubs, and voraciously pawing naive girls with "JUICY" tagged across their rears are all part of Phillip's relentless pursuit of the endless summer. He chuckles along as the carefree town jester, but beneath this suffocating guise Phillip feels increasingly isolated in the dead end rut he has so comfortably
Apr 15, 2011 Limited
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Mr. Donovan shows a talent for the poetic depiction of small-town life in flickering, quotidian scenes shot with constantly moving hand-held cameras.
The edge achieved by director-editor-producer-scribe Garth Donovan is jeopardized by overreaching for topical relevance.
Donovan's idiosyncratic approach to character develops a compelling rhythm, but the film falters when a dramatic double climax pushes it past its low-key limits.
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