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Matt Bissonnette

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On the morning of his thirty seventh birthday Michael Brown (ADAM SCOTT) receives a telephone call from this estranged brother Tobey (JOEL BISSONNETTE), which sends the two off on a day-long odyssey across a wild and weird Los Angeles in search of Tobey’s “reason for living.” Behind the wheel of a beat up old BMW, fuelled by hilarious banter and a killer soundtrack, the brothers’ search leads them through a bizarre, beautiful land filled with surprising, comical characters to a very unexpected and magical destination.

“This film is bloody lovely...A joy from start to finish...The faded hope of LA is perfectly captured, as is a depth of sibling love and resentment, with excellent performances, big laughs and emotional truth."
- Empire

"A thinking man’s Judd Apatow flick ... literate, amusing and unexpectedly moving.”
- L.A. Weekly

“A brilliant film – smart, funny, a little disturbing and utterly original.”
- Montreal Gazette

“Canada’s Top Ten”
- The Toronto international Film Festival

“A poignant portrait of sibling rivalry and affection.”
- The Hollywood Reporter

“4 Stars: It’s not like Sideways; it’s a lot better in fact.”
- The National Post

“…it’s the warmth, the entirely plausible relationship between the brothers, the sparky, but never-overwritten back-and-forth between them, and the truthful, universal emotion of the whole thing that makes this a severely overlooked gem.”
- The Playlist

Writer/Director Matthew Bissonnette is one of "10 young American moviemakers to watch"
- The Independent UK

The film has played numerous festivals, including: Los Angeles Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival (named to "Canada's Top Ten"), Edmonton International Film Festival (Winner: Best Canadian Film), Starz Denver Film Festival, Whistler Film Festival, CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival (New York)

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