The Color Wheel (2012)



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The Color Wheel is the story of JR, an increasingly transient aspiring news-anchor, as she forces her disappointing younger brother Colin to embark on a road trip to move her belongings out of her professor-turned-lover's apartment. Problem is, these grown up kids do not get along, and are both too obnoxious to know better. Chaos and calamity are not far behind her beat up Honda Accord. Too bad that nobody else in the world can stand either of them. Not Colin's neglectful girlfriend, nor JR's former high school friends, nor strangers they clash with at pretty much every step of their hopeless and increasingly infuriating voyage of frustration, failure and jerks. It can only be a matter of time before JR and Colin arrive at the strangest and most unsettling of resolutions and put to rest their decades of animosity, half-baked sibling rivalry and endless bickering. -- (C) Official Site
Comedy , Drama
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Critic Reviews for The Color Wheel

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (13)

"The Color Wheel" partially recalls the scathing audacity of "The Graduate" some 45 years ago.

Full Review… | July 5, 2012
Seattle Times
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You might not "like" Perry's movie, but it's hard to deny the forensically assured sensibility at work.

June 7, 2012
Los Angeles Times
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Hard to swallow but impossible to ignore.

Full Review… | June 7, 2012
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Perry and co-writer/star Carlen Altman are Colin and J.R., the most loathsomely lovable brother-sister duo in the history of cinema.

Full Review… | June 7, 2012
L.A. Weekly
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The most entertaining unpleasant film I've seen in years.

Full Review… | June 7, 2012
New York Magazine/Vulture
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A deceptively shambling, post-mumblecore road trip through dark comic territory.

Full Review… | June 7, 2012
Hollywood Reporter
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Audience Reviews for The Color Wheel


A consistently funny road trip, The Color Wheel showcases Alex Ross Perry's established writing talent, while providing non-stop laugh-out-loud moments that have made the movie a personal favorite of mine.

Alex Suszko
Alex Suszko

Incredible(ly funny, biting and real) dialogue, excellent performances and an unexpected twist or two add up to a striking directorial debut. If only it wasn't so very amateur in it's production values, it might have gotten a proper release and been added to the list of indie masterpieces.

Casey Black
Casey Black

a haunting slice of dystopia. the dystopia being the world we currently live in. i need a shower. someone hold me.

Seth Lachs
Seth Lachs

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