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Surrogate Valentine (2011)

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San Francisco musician & rising star Goh Nakamura's (playing himself) life of solitude is disrupted when he is hired to teach TV actor Danny Turner how to play guitar for an upcoming film. Danny meticulously studies his every move, and the two embark on a hilarious adventure involving gigs, groupies, crazy record exes and an unexpected friendship. Along the way, Goh pursues his life-long chase for Rachel, the one that got away.

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Cast

Chadd Stoops
as Danny Turner
Lynn Chen
as Rachel
Goh Nakamura
as Himself
Parry Shen
as Bradley
Mary Cavett
as Valerie
Di Quon
as Emily
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Critic Reviews for Surrogate Valentine

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (4)

The story never asserts itself in any dramatic or comedic or even home-movie fashion.

September 29, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Cultivates a sweet, shucksy tone that wears thin in some of the early scenes but ultimately deepens into genuine heart.

September 27, 2011 | Full Review…

Dave Boyle's pic is fueled by no overriding visual style, relying completely on its actors' chemistry for momentum. Unfortunately, the two strike no sparks.

March 15, 2011 | Full Review…

Offers a certain mild slacker charm.

March 14, 2011 | Full Review…

Despite some winning moments of lo-fi humor and some inspired set pieces, there's simply not enough here to carry a feature film-even one that tops out at 75 minutes.

September 25, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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