Kwik Stop (2001)




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Two strangers discover you really can find anything at a convenience store -- even love -- in this engaging independent romantic comedy. Mike (Michael Gilio) is an aspiring actor stuck in a small town who has big plans of moving to Hollywood so he can strike it rich. One night, while on his way into a corner store, he meets Didi (Lara Phillips), a pretty but aimless girl hanging out in the parking lot. Mike and Didi strike up a conversation, and she discovers there's a big dose of self-doubt lurking beneath his confident exterior. Mike, on the other hand, finds that the longer he talks to Didi, the more he finds himself thinking she might be a good reason to stick around. Kwik Stop was the debut feature from writer and director Michael Gilio, who also co-stars as Mike; the film premiered at the 2001 Los Angeles Film Festival.
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Critic Reviews for Kwik Stop

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October 17, 2002
AV Club
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Blindsides us with unexpected humor and sadness, and is one of the unsung treasures of recent independent filmmaking.

Full Review… | October 11, 2002
Chicago Sun-Times
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This is the debut feature for Columbia College graduate Gilio, and it shows great promise.

October 10, 2002
Chicago Tribune
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Full Review… | December 6, 2005
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Audience Reviews for Kwik Stop

i enjoyed the story and the odd adventure the characters have only gets better as it goes on..its deep and funny.

Mike N.
Mike N.

It's a good movie, and Gilio is definitely talented given that he wrote, directed, and did a great job starring in it.

Jim Evans
Jim Evans

By turns infuriating, charming, wistful and annoying, Kwik Stop winds up a touching, if frustrating film.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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