A French chef with a fondness for America pushes the limits of the American Dream by converting a pizza shop into an escort-service . All this
with the help of a suburban slacker who lives in his parents' basement.
Written By: Boris Wexler
Directed By: Boris Wexler
Rarely am I treated to a movie that is both entertaining and this well polished. I kind of feel like I want to deduct marks. Why's that you ask? Simply put, this doesn't play/look independent at all! When something comes across as this pro looking you kind of ask yourself (I did) why I'm reviewing it on an independent review site. All that jive aside, the fact is that it is independent. And it's another example of the line between Indie and Hollywood blurring... if not starting to vanish completely.
Roundabout American revolves around Alex (Edouard Giard) who, after meeting a woman online, comes to America to continue his relationship with her. Well, that doesn't work out so well, so to speak. So, Alex does what anybody would do. He heads to the local watering hole and drowns his sorrows meeting Ron (Patrick Zielinski) in the process. What follows is a hairball (But oddly rational) idea to begin an escort service that comes with...... You guessed it..... A Pizza! What follows? Well, you'll have to find out yourself but you'll be glad you did. Roundabout American is a fun and entertaining film with a ending that may.... well..... let's leave that alone.
Visually this film looks great! As I said earlier. It looks as pro as you can get. Audio? Same.... Acting? Same. I don't know how else to put it. I would score each area perfectly. The crew behind the camera has done a fantastic job. Really. I don't have anything bad to say! Same as the supporting actors. Totally in character and completely entertaining! Marielle de Rocca-Serra as Helena nails her character so well that... well... let's just say she's the "Woman" !!! Overall, the casting was so good that you may find yourself forgetting you're watching a movie. You may just think someone is following these people around their daily lives with a camera. Which also brings me back to the crew again. Excellent in every respect. When a viewer can't see how a film is edited..... that's a great job done!
Overall, this is a great film and I expect it will do great things. Something for everyone involved to be completely proud of! And myself, as the main reviewer here at Indy Red, I feel completely unworthy to post my humble opinion on such a great independent film.