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Pit Stop (2013)





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Recovering from an ill-fated affair with a married man, Gabe finds solace in the relationship he maintains with his ex-wife and daughter. On the other side of town, Ernesto evades life at home with his current live-in ex-boyfriend by spending much of his spare time in the hospital with an ailing past love. Impervious to the monotony of their blue-collar world, they maintain an unwavering yearning for romance. Far from the gay centers of the world, director Yen Tan explores the complex and oft-forgotten lives of gay men in small-town America. The understated, contemplative nature of Ernesto and Gabe's story is told from the perspective of an observer, allowing us-even if just for a moment-to understand what it means to be an outsider. The emotional isolation the two men have grown accustomed to is captured in a subtle, optimistic, poetic fashion while avoiding melodrama. In a refreshingly quiet film, Tan's protagonists never try to run away from their relatively hollow surroundings, but opt to fill life's deepest voids with their tenacious confidence. - TOBY BROOKS [Sundance Film Guide] (c) Official Sitemore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: David Lowery, Yen Tan
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On DVD: Feb 4, 2014
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Amy Seimetz
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Critic Reviews for Pit Stop

All Critics (2)

One of those small miracles that cinemaphiles justly revel in and it's a supreme addition to the queer-cinema canon.

Full Review… | June 28, 2014
Windy City Times

Emotionally raw, unrelentingly honest, and dramatically feasible, here's a terrifically acted romp that deserves a lengthy art house run.

Full Review… | August 25, 2013

Audience Reviews for Pit Stop


One big SLOW yawn.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Incredibly dull drama following two gay men in smalltown Texas as they pick up the pieces after their respective relationships have fallen apart.
This is 20 minute short stretched out to an hour and twenty.
Frightfully boring. Don't bother.

I did not want this film, this story to stop. I wanted to see more of Gabe and Ernie together. But we know what will follow. These two, after hits and misses, have found life partners. Entirely believable. Not one false note.

Frank Rizo

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