Choose Connor (2008)

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A politically savvy 15-year-old learns the true nature of politics after accepting the position of youth campaign spokesman for a determined congressman in the feature directorial debut of 20-year-old actor-turned-director Luke Eberl. When Congressman Lawrence Connor (Steven Weber) speaks before an assembly of high-school students during his run for the Senate, the enthusiastic and well-informed response that he gets from 15-year-old student Owen (Alex D. Linz) results in an invitation to join the campaign as Connor's youth spokesman. Subsequently exploited in a tireless campaign that includes television commercials, posters, radio advertisements, and speaking engagements, Owen is prompted by his growing distaste for the cut-throat world of politics to reconsider his career or risk losing his innocence.
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Cast

Donna Hardy
as Old Woman
James Horan
as James
Alex D. Linz
as Owen Norris
John Rubinstein
as Cary Evor
Steven Weber
as Congressman Lawrence Connor
Lorna Scott
as Restaurant Manager
Don R. McManus
as Daniel Norris
Sumalee G. Montano
as Newscaster
Lori Rom
as Sally
Aixa Clemente
as Christina
James Runcorn
as Howard Neuman
Charles Hoyes
as Richard Wallace
Jeffrey Reeves
as Wacky Wayne
Richard Reihle
as Grant Miller
Diane Delano
as Laura Connor
Senta Moses
as Stacy
Don Perry
as Old Man
April Grace
as Joanne
Erick Avari
as Arthur Dennison
Peter Fox
as Henry Andrews
Rosalee Mayeux
as Ellen Norris
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Critic Reviews for Choose Connor

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (7)

It's a film that works through guilelessness and cynicism.

Full Review… | October 31, 2008
Washington Post
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Luke Eberl's Choose Connor is a real stunner, an unusual coming-of-age story that packs a wallop in unexpected ways.

Full Review… | October 17, 2008
Los Angeles Times
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Whether or not one buys into pic's vision of government as irreversibly corrupt, the leap from the general to the specific registers as unconvincing at best.

Full Review… | October 15, 2008
Variety
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Overlong, obvious and indifferently acted.

Full Review… | October 10, 2008
New York Post
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Choose Connor, a jaundiced look at political power and moral turpitude, draws you in by creeping you out.

October 9, 2008
New York Times
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Full Review… | October 9, 2008
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Choose Connor

This movie is creepy beyond all belief. Steven Weber plays his role of a slimy politician very well, and the final monologue from Owen is very well written and performed. I'm extremely impressed that the film was directed by a 20 year old, although I think the cynicism for the entire system may be a bit much.

Scott Molling
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