Day Zero (2007)



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Dixon, Rifkin and Feller grew up together in New York. Living very different lives in the same city, their childhood friendship still binds them. Rifkin is a married lawyer whose career is on the rise. He's just made partner and is looking for any loop hole to get out of serving. Now "just isn't a good time" for him. Feller is working on his second novel. The first was a smash success, but his draft notice paralyzes him, causing severe writer's block. Instead he draws up his list of "Top 10 things to do before I serve." Dixon drives a cab, lives a solitary life and is proud and ready to serve--until he meets someone and finally has something to lose. Over 30 days, they will find their relationships tested as they confront long held beliefs about life, death, courage and love.
R (for language, sexual content, some violence and drug use)
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Elijah Wood
as Aaron Feller
Jon Bernthal
as James Dixon
Chris Klein
as George Rifkin
Ginnifer Goodwin
as Molly Rifkin
Elisabeth Moss
as Patricia
Ally Sheedy
as Dr. Reynolds
John Rothman
as Rifkin's Father
Tinashe Kajese
as Rifkin's Secretary
Bob Hogan
as Senior Partner
Adam Le Fevre
as Client
Amir Arison
as Lawyer
Ian Kahn
as Liberal Man at Party
Jordin Ruderman
as Liberal Woman at Party
Annie Rohling
as First Woman at Party
Clark Middleton
as Porn Clerk
Charlene Biton
as Peep Show Girl
Alexandra Rose Sullivan
as Rifkin's Niece
Malachy Cleary
as Oncologist
Jamison Stern
as First Gay Man
Philip Burke
as Second Gay Man
Michael Shapiro
as News Announcer
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Critic Reviews for Day Zero

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (8)

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Full Review… | February 22, 2012
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November 16, 2011
Time Out
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For a hot-button issue movie with a lot of potential for character development, it's slower than Christmas and disappointingly sluggish.

January 23, 2008
New York Observer
Top Critic

Proves that even the most controversial of topics can be the basis for the dullest indie films.

Full Review… | January 18, 2008
New York Post
Top Critic

Truth to be told, it's hard to care.

Full Review… | January 18, 2008
New York Daily News
Top Critic

If the abysmal reception so far for films about the war in Iraq is any indication, Day Zero is the last thing movie audiences will want to consume.

January 18, 2008
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Day Zero

gripping look at life in America if the Draft were to return and a modern day retelling of what the Draft must of been like for those in the 60's and early 70's.

Shanna Black
Shanna Black

30 days in the lives of three guys drafted by the military. Elijah Wood looks like a 12 year old school boy sporting a sasquatch mask... and Chris Klein, well, Chris Klein wouldn't even make a good television actor. It's one of those 90 minute movies that feels like 180.

Bloodmarsh Krackoon
Bloodmarsh Krackoon

This movie was really, really good, in my opinion. I was enthralled for the entire 2 hrs. I was amazed at how it all ended, also. Nice twist. This movie was well done, and well acted. An absolute gem, in my book.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

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