My Life's In Turnaround

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"No Money. No Work. No Problem!"
  • R
  • 1994
  • 1 hr 24 min
  • 4.9  (457)

My Life's In Turnaround is a 1993 independent comedy film directed by Eric Schaeffer and Donal Lardner Ward. It stars Eric Schaeffer and Donal Lardner Ward as two lifelong friends, Eddie and Mitch, who decide to make a film together in hopes of launching their careers in Hollywood. The film follows the misadventures of Eddie and Mitch as they try to get their movie made. Eddie is a struggling actor who is tired of getting rejected from auditions and decides to write his own script with the help of Mitch, who has just been fired from his job as a newspaper editor. Together they set out to make their movie, but don't have the money or the resources to do it properly.

The film takes place in New York City, where Eddie and Mitch live together in a small apartment. They spend most of their time brainstorming ideas for their movie, but also find time to hang out with their friends, including Dolores McDougal, who plays Eddie's love interest.

The plot of the movie revolves around Eddie and Mitch's attempts to get financing for their film. They pitch their story to various investors, but are repeatedly turned down. In one scene, they pitch their movie to a sleazy producer who suggests adding gratuitous nudity and violence to make it more marketable. Eddie and Mitch refuse, and the producer kicks them out of his office.

The film also explores the relationship between Eddie and Mitch. They have been friends since childhood, but their bond is put to the test as they face the challenges of trying to make their movie. They argue and bicker with each other, but ultimately come to realize that their friendship is more important than their career aspirations.

One of the film's strengths is its use of comedy to highlight the struggles of independent filmmakers. The humor is often self-deprecating, with Eddie and Mitch poking fun at their own lack of success. In one scene, they attend a screening of their movie at a film festival, but are horrified to discover that the projection is out of focus and the sound is messed up.

My Life's In Turnaround was notable for being one of the first feature films to be shot on digital video. The filmmakers used this medium to their advantage, capturing the gritty look and feel of New York City in the 1990s. The film's low budget also forced the filmmakers to be resourceful, using natural light and practical locations to create a realistic and believable world.

Overall, My Life's In Turnaround is an entertaining and insightful comedy that explores the struggles of independent filmmaking. Eric Schaeffer and Donal Lardner Ward provide strong performances as the leads, and Dolores McDougal adds a touch of romance and humor to the film. While it may not be a commercial blockbuster, it remains a cult classic and a testament to the creative spirit of independent cinema.

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    1 hr 24 min
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    4.9  (457)