After being shunned by Hollywood, Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman don masks and take to the streets to exact revenge on the true villains of Tinsel Town. Based on the award winning podcast, Hollywood Babble-On.
Two potheads battle a neighboring cookie magnate and enlist the help of a charming porn star to help them navigate the ups and downs of managing a small business in their quest for profits and the perfect bud.
The first scene filmed was the opening scene where Kevin (Mark Frost) discovers Jason (Chris Bain) has been abusing heroin. Bain has commented that he was nursing a severe hangover during this scene which he claims assisted his performance. See more »
Lighting stand visible in Comic-book store basement shots. See more »
At the end of the credits 'Kevin and Jason will return in The Twelve Steps of Jason Mewes: Undercover Lover' Kevin Smith has included similar credits in his films. See more »
Get Greedo is a film that demonstrates the talent and scope of writer/direction/musician/costar, Christopher Downie. He gives the fans a film that fills in the often told story of best friends Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes, as Jason struggles with drug addiction and maintaining the greatest relationship he's ever known.
The film hooks you from the first note, rather than waiting to get into the intense topic, or burying the lead. The acting of Chris Bain (Jason Mewes) and Mark Frost (Kevin Smith) starts out strong and maintains throughout the film. Downie's inclusion of the idiosyncrasies of his real life subjects is an added bonus for fellow Smith fans and shows how much he cares for his characters.
The script was enjoyable with unsuspected bits of humor. Downie's writing shines in the third act with a twist that pulls at the heartstrings. I am left feeling affected and even uplifted by the film. The subject matter well understood and brilliantly written makes it an enjoyable watch for all.
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