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Drunkboat (2010)

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Drunkboat tells the story of a young teenager, Abe, who manipulates his unsuspecting alcoholic uncle (Malkovich) into buying a boat from a conman (Goodman).

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Bob Meyer
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Malkovich ... Mort
John Goodman ... Fletcher
Jacob Zachar ... Abe
Brian Deneen Brian Deneen ... David
Skipp Sudduth ... Earl
Jim Ortlieb ... Morley
Dana Delany ... Eileen
Steve Haggard Steve Haggard ... Moo
Bryce Pegelow Bryce Pegelow ... Morley's Son
Christina Clark Christina Clark ... Cigarette Girl
Zach Gray ... Kid on the Bike / Kid #1
Magica Bottari Magica Bottari ... Mother #1
Martha Teagle Martha Teagle ... Mother #2
Elizabeth Hipwell Elizabeth Hipwell ... Mother #3
Joey Tomaska Jr. Joey Tomaska Jr. ... Kid #2
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Drunkboat tells the story of a young teenager, Abe, who manipulates his unsuspecting alcoholic uncle (Malkovich) into buying a boat from a conman (Goodman).

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"Lies have a way of finding the truth"

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 2013 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A piás hajója See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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1.85 : 1
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19 January 2013 | by natashabowiepinkySee all my reviews

Probably the most insignificant film I've seen in living memory. It's a patch of grass, a black sky at night, Tony Blair's obnoxious smile. It's just 'there'.

Here's the plot in a nutshell: A woman's drunken uncle (played by John Malkovich) turns up one day. Her son and his friend plan to get him to co-sign on a boat they plan to buy from a corrupt dealer, since their mother won't allow it. That's that. Oh, of course we have many 'meaningful' chats along the way about the alcoholic uncle's childhood, a bit of comic relief as John Goodman hams it up as the nasty boat seller, and a lovely ending where, despite all the weirdness surrounding them, everyone gets together for a GROUP HUG.

It just... doesn't amount to anything. In fact, as I sit here typing this now, I am struggling to recall a single moment. It is literally, vapour. I don't hate it, since it held my attention. I just feel like there are better ways to spend your time. Maybe, on something a bit more energetic. Like an episode of Heartbeat. 5/10


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