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The Full Picture (2008)





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Award winning playwright and filmmaker Jon Bowden makes makes his feature film debut with an honest and often comical story about how the secrets we keep are more revealing than the truths we tell. Like many guys, Mark Foster struggles with commitment,but given his past, he has good reason. Fifteen yearsago, his parents' scandalous divorce grabbed thepublic's attention and shattered Mark's ideas about marriage. Even worse, Mark and his charismaticbrother, Hal, were forced to pick sides and to thisday, disagree over whom to fault. Unfortunately, Markhas never shared any of this with his unsuspecting girlfriend, Erika, who is about to meet Mark's embittered, camera-happy mother, Gretchen, for thefirst time. As Mark desperately struggles to keep hisfamily's sordid history under wraps, during a long,awkward weekend, past issues resurface that force Markto confront the thing he fears the most... his ownlies. -- (C) Official Site
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Critic Reviews for The Full Picture

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The story is stronger than the individual scenes, and the characters often talk like sitcom stars stuck in a drama. But there are moments of fun, with a particularly strong ending.

Full Review… | June 10, 2010
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for The Full Picture

Good character analysis and a little development. Strong script. Good acting, although all the characters are obnoxious. I would liked to have had more about the father, and maybe a little more sympathy for the mother. It was interesting how she used her camera as a weapon, and I did like the relationship twist 3/4 of the way through, when you find that things are exactly opposite of what the seem in one relationship. But I was disappointed that we didn't learn more about the main couple. Why are they doing what they do? Why would the girl WANT the boyfriend? And she's no great catch, either. Any of these people could be victims of justifiable homicide. . . .

G Hoffmann
G Hoffmann

The production quality is pretty weak, but there was something about this movie that I enjoyed anyway. The dialogue is realistic and quirky, and while the acting isn't great, somehow it managed to suck me in nonetheless. I doubt I'd be likely to sit through this again, but the characters are just enough fun that I really wanted to stick with it.

Amanda Hendsbee
Amanda Hendsbee

Bettina Devin is divine, and evil/scary. Josh Hutchinson is repulsive in a beguiling manner. Daron Jennings is such a welcome relief in such uncertain waters...charming, disarming, and thoroughly believable. His is the best performance. Love the film.

Bill Grotemeyer
Bill Grotemeyer

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