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The Color Wheel (2011)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 18 May 2012 (USA)
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JR has broken up with her professor. She enlists her nervous and obnoxious younger brother Colin to take a short road trip in order to help move out her belongings. They bicker and fight, ... See full summary »

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Alex Ross Perry
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Cast

Credited cast:
Carlen Altman ... JR / Sister
Alex Ross Perry ... Colin / Brother
Bob Byington ... Professor Neil Chadwick
Anna Bak-Kvapil Anna Bak-Kvapil ... Kim Thompson
Ry Russo-Young ... Zoe
Craig Butta ... Norton the Bully
Kate Lyn Sheil ... Julia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Drew Brooke Drew Brooke ... Singing Waiter 1
Tom Brown Tom Brown ... Antique Tom
Alexa Casciari Alexa Casciari ... Megan the Mom
Sandy Gartner Sandy Gartner ... Singing Waitress
Kate Hollowell ... Ellie
Anna Margaret Hollyman ... Roberta B.
Leigh Poulos Leigh Poulos ... Laurie the Nurse Lover
Keith Poulson ... Norton's Sidekick
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Storyline

JR has broken up with her professor. She enlists her nervous and obnoxious younger brother Colin to take a short road trip in order to help move out her belongings. They bicker and fight, with one another and pretty much anybody they encounter, before being brought to a place of togetherness and understanding as a result of being pushed away by everybody in their lives except one another. Written by Anonymous

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A comedic symphony of disappointment and forgiveness.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Círculo Cromático See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,884, 20 May 2012

Gross USA:

$19,001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,001
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Colin: You're not qualified to teach; you're barely qualified to learn.
JR: Arrgh, thanks I guess.
Colin: I don't know I mean it just felt like it's something that I could do. It's something that I don't have to struggle in. It just seems like an option. But
JR: Yeah, but then what you're like teach for 10 years and then what? What're you gonna do then?
Colin: I don't know you could just fuck your young students and promise them jobs.
JR: Argh, shut up.
Colin: Oh, I'm sorry. I'm in no position to judge.
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Featured in The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards (2013) See more »

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Performed by Nielsen/Pearson (as Nielson Pearson Band)
Written by Mark Pearson and Reed Nielsen (as Reed Nielson)
© 1977 Zembu Productions
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Doesn't this movie get any points for being funny?
15 April 2018 | by mymangodfreySee all my reviews

All of the vicious criticisms of this movie - it's indie mumblecore narcissist hipster preciousness shot on a micro-budget, starring a guy who's a cross between the poor man's Woody Allen and the poor man's Michael Cera - are fair enough. The Color Wheel definitely is the abomination I just described.

But it's really funny! The shapeless plot and the half-assed characterizations somehow work to the movie's benefit; it has a silly unpredictability, and the dialogue is peppered with a million dumb jokes. I scowled at this movie for about ten minutes, and then I grudgingly started having a good time.

By the way, I actually like the aesthetic; it reminds me of Mala Noche, In the Soup, and some early Jim Jarmusch movies.


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