Shot in the Dark (2002)





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An actor and filmmaker meditates on the nature of parenthood as he searches for the father he's never known in this documentary. Best known for his work on the HBO series Entourage, Adrian Grenier grew up in New York City, raised by his single mother Karesse. Karesse rarely spoke of Adrian's father, and he knew little about him until he turned twenty-three and decided it was time he got closer to his dad. Karesse met Adrian's father during a period when she was living on a commune, and the child was the product of a relationship that was never meant to be long term. As Adrian follows a sketchy path to Ohio in search of his dad, he stops along the way to ask any number of people (including baseball fans attending a game at Yankee Stadium on Father's Day) about what fatherhood means to them, if one parent can really assume both roles in a child's development, and how this belated reunion could impact both men's lives.
Documentary , Special Interest
Directed By:
Reckless Productions

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Critic Reviews for Shot in the Dark

All Critics (1) agreeable - albeit forgettable - piece of work.

Full Review… | September 21, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Shot in the Dark

Adrian Greniers impressive directorial debut before Entourage began is pretty damn good. The story is incredible and the ending definitely makes it worth a watch.

Lucas Yothment
Lucas Yothment

Very touching and totally accurate story about finding a father who abandoned you. Anyone who has experienced this knows just how awkward and fucked it can be while simultaneously filling parent and child with a new sense of completion. Maybe not the most well done, but everyone who has shared Adrians experience will really appreciate this documentary. IT really touched me personally.

Rhys Martin
Rhys Martin

A beautiful, personal film that touched me in a very deep way. The search for an absent father is something I can relate to, much to my great sadness.

Joe Barlow
Joe Barlow

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