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      Jake Squared

      R Released Aug 15, 2014 1h 40m Comedy Drama List
      22% Tomatometer 9 Reviews 36% Audience Score 100+ Ratings A middle-aged man's (Elias Koteas) film shoot spins wildly out of control when unexpected guests -- including younger versions of himself -- appear and offer advice on how to fix his broken life. Read More Read Less

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      Tirdad Derakhshani Philadelphia Inquirer Goldberg buries the heart of the movie beneath several layers of pretentious film-school effects. Rated: 2/4 Aug 15, 2014 Full Review Ben Kenigsberg New York Times Quotations from sources as varied as Thelonious Monk, Mark Twain and Dr. Seuss appear on screen, imbuing the movie with unearned significance. Aug 14, 2014 Full Review Tom Keogh Seattle Times Goldberg doesn't display the kind of control needed for this sort of meta-storytelling. Rated: 1.5/4 Aug 14, 2014 Full Review Nicholas Bell If we're comparing Jake Squared to a mollusk's innards, it's more akin to a clam's foot, moving the vessel about from place to place but never farther than it has to. Rated: 1.5/5 Aug 30, 2019 Full Review Pamela Powell Reel Honest Reviews A fast-paced, comedically intense film which capitalizes on the energy and talent of not only the cast, but also the succinctly written script. Rated: 4/4 Jan 16, 2019 Full Review Travis Hopson For a film that wants desperately to wring comedy from the narcissism and neuroses of Hollywood filmmakers it's neither funny or particularly insightful. Rated: 1/5 Nov 10, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D There is a lot of talent here and I have no idea why. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/24 Full Review Audience Member I’m not even sure what this movie was about. The screenplay directing is awful at a time it’s hard to figure out what’s going on and why. A few of the performances seem OK but the movie is just extremely boring and uninteresting. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/08/21 Full Review Audience Member INCREDIBLE MOVIE! I feel like this is a love or hate movie, when people don't understand it they get irritated because you have to play close attention to follow it. I completely disagree with these ratings, the movie is awesome! I've seen it 5 times Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member cute. good family movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Interesting concept, but it looses cohesion early on. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Great performances by Gia Mantegna and Kevin Railsback who show some real potential. Elias Koteas was solid, as he should be. The whole film was summed up on the opening scene. This is a whimsical story about a middle aged man who hasn't succeeded at career or love life. Jake struggles to find some meaning in life as well as an end to his loneliness. The story is confusing with 3 actors playing Jake at various stages in life, and it's never quite resolved whether the Jakes who show up at a party are real or fantasy. Attempts to break too many story telling rules and falters a bit, leaving the audience as confused as the main character. Male audience will enjoy the gratuitous bikini babes in hot tub. Was hoping for a little more plot development, but all in all a good rental Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A middle-aged man's (Elias Koteas) film shoot spins wildly out of control when unexpected guests -- including younger versions of himself -- appear and offer advice on how to fix his broken life.
      Howard Goldberg
      Howard Goldberg, Elias Koteas, David K. Wilson
      Howard Goldberg
      Freestyle Releasing
      Production Co
      Aumont Prods., Beckett Films
      R (Language)
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 15, 2014, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 10, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      1h 40m
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