They're Out Of The Business (2011)





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A decade and a half after their seminal indie film launched meteoric filmmaking careers, Splick and Jason find themselves staring at their own individual, pre-midlife crises. Having not spoken to one another since a late-nineties fall out, they're each grappling with the challenges of stalled careers and relationships, as the hands of time creep ominously past forty-o'clock. --(c) IFC
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Diane Davis
as April
Stefanie E. Frame
as Sarah Jane
Dolores McDougal
as Splick's Mom
Delores McDougal
as Splick's Mom
Christophe LePage
as Tony Robert
Steffi Garrard
as Ring Girl Brenda
Kate Nowlin
as Meghan
Yury Tsykun
as Latchkaya
Nikki Ghisel
as Yoga Desk Woman
Matt Oberg
as Wally
Steve Witting
as Network Executive
Carlos Jordan
as Second Executive
Mark Gauthier
as Kaheem
Dina Perlman
as Registrar
Lisa Kleinman
as Assistant Registrar
Maude Burke
as Assistant Registrar
Bill Dawes
as Porn Star Ed
Mark Ebner
as Porn Star Pierre
Rafael Osorio
as Sanchez
Tommy O'Neil
as Café Waiter
Tom O'Neill
as Café Waiter
Betty Gerena
as Housekeeper
Tom Kemnitz Jr.
as Gym Clerk
Tom Kemnitz
as Gym Clerk
Gene Vriaku
as David
Gene Vrlaku
as David
David Mandelbaum
as Homeless Man
Cara Ann Kirner
as Girl in Gym
Cara Ann Kirkner
as Girl in Gym
Karl Ruckdeschel
as Guy in Sauna
Nell Casey
as Nurse
Allyson Morgan
as Yoga Girl
Sheldon Dumont
as Pawn Shop Clerk
Warren Cintron
as Pawn Shop Patron
Heather Lynn Hanson
as Other Ring Girl
Jas Qira
as UCC Fight Fan
Luke Forand
as UCC Ring Announcer
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Critic Reviews for They're Out Of The Business

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (3)

The film's recognition of its (and its makers') own failings doesn't stop them from being unbearably accurate.

Full Review… | April 5, 2011
Village Voice
Top Critic

After countless mumblecore and slacker indies, the sense of newness is gone.

Full Review… | April 5, 2011
Top Critic

What was sometimes charming and funny in "Turnaround" is almost uniformly dreary in "Business," a result of tired humor, a monotonous pace and Mr. Schaeffer's inexpressiveness as an actor.

Full Review… | April 5, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

This is the kind of film whose impeccably steady shots and perfectly ordinary televisual aesthetic feel at odds with its subject matter.

Full Review… | April 8, 2011
Slant Magazine

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