Surrogate Valentine (2011)


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San Francisco musician & rising star Goh Nakamura's (playing himself) life of solitude is disrupted when he is hired to teach TV actor Danny Turner how to play guitar for an upcoming film. Danny meticulously studies his every move, and the two embark on a hilarious adventure involving gigs, groupies, crazy record exes and an unexpected friendship. Along the way, Goh pursues his life-long chase for Rachel, the one that got away.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Dave Boyle, Goh Nakamura, Joel Clark
On DVD: Dec 5, 2011
Tiger Industry Films - Official Site


as Danny Turner

as Rachel

as Himself

as Bradley

as Valerie

as Emily
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Critic Reviews for Surrogate Valentine

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (4)

The story never asserts itself in any dramatic or comedic or even home-movie fashion.

Full Review… | September 29, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

Cultivates a sweet, shucksy tone that wears thin in some of the early scenes but ultimately deepens into genuine heart.

Full Review… | September 27, 2011
Village Voice
Top Critic

Dave Boyle's pic is fueled by no overriding visual style, relying completely on its actors' chemistry for momentum. Unfortunately, the two strike no sparks.

Full Review… | March 15, 2011
Top Critic

Offers a certain mild slacker charm.

Full Review… | March 14, 2011
Hollywood Reporter
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Despite some winning moments of lo-fi humor and some inspired set pieces, there's simply not enough here to carry a feature film-even one that tops out at 75 minutes.

Full Review… | September 25, 2011
Slant Magazine

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