Dallas 362 (2003)
Average Rating: 5.6/10
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A pair of impulsive young men take different paths on the road to maturity in this drama, the first feature film from actor-turned-filmmaker Scott Caan. Rusty (Shawn Hatosy) and Dallas (Caan) are two buddies in their early twenties who live on the rundown underside of Los Angeles; they both have an appetite for alcohol and trouble, and would probably be in jail if it weren't for Rusty's understanding mother, Mary (Kelly Lynch). Mary is worried about her son, and when she begins dating an
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While Dallas 362 ultimately lacks the heft to make it anything more than an actors' showcase and Hollywood calling card, it does reveal a nascent talent for Caan.
Caan's directorial debut is eager to please, with flashy montage sequences, lots of colourful character bits ... black humour and a punk/blues score from the likes of Soledad Brothers and White Stripes.
Dallas 362 is basically a road movie that doesn't really go anywhere.
Mr. Caan's debut film is not quite a whole thing, but it offers up enough promising fragments to make his sophomore effort worth watching for.
Caan shows with his rough-and-tumble character dramedy precisely why actors like to work for actors.
plays more like a vanity project from a rich kid who never got to do his share of macho posturing.
The film's opening and closing credit sequences, with their wonderfully constructed preamble and epilogue, show Caan's filmmaking at its best and most fully articulated. We look forward to hearing more from him.
We instantly care about these loveable losers and begin rooting for them to make some wise decisions and break the cycle of violence.
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