Ray Wyatt, a once promising screenwriter, refuses to "sell out" and get a job in advertising much to the dismay of his girlfriend Sara. Just when he is about to write the ending to his own life, he gets a break from an enthused LA producer who wants to meet with him in one week about his new script, "Great Shame."
With little money to spare, Ray loads up his beat-up car, leaves New Jersey and heads to Hollywood. Ray’s trip takes a drastic detour after his rambunctious companion, a young waitress from the local diner, abandons him and an infamous serial killer steals his car containing the only copy of his script with the new ending.
With his entire future on the line, Ray desperately tracks the serial killer down but initially forgoes turning him into the police until he finds out what he thinks about the new ending.
BuzzKill is a film about a dream, a twist of fate and an unexpected happy ending.
Actors: Daniel Raymont, Darrell Hammond
Format: Color, DVD, NTSC
DVD Release Date: February 14, 2012
Run Time: 94 minutes
BuzzKill makes its way onto DVD this Valentine's Day, February 14, 2012. This is one of those movies that you just have to see. The budget is low, my expectations were low too!
When I started watching I really wasn't sure what the movie was about but mostly figured I would be in for a boring ride. I was completely wrong. The movie is funny, witty, smart and well acted.
Poor, sad sack Ray is holed up in a pretty shitty apartment complete with dead animal smell. There is no air conditioning, no stove, a sink and shower that don't work and sleazy slum Lord.
Ray is writing a new ending to a movie and is less than enthusiastic about it. Life sucks and seeing no way out, he decides to try and end his life. Problem is just, as he is about to step off the chair, his phone rings. It's an agent who wants to talk to him. Ray loses balance and is hanging, fighting for his life. Thankfully the pipe he is hanging from breaks dumping a bunch of sewage on his head. Shitty idea!
An LA Producer calls him, she wants to meet with him, talk about his new ending and asks him to drive out to her and deliver the script so they can talk. On his way, every possible obstacle is put in his way. Beside his inflammed testicle, his car is stolen, he has seen a murdered dump a body, he gets involved with an underage companion, etc. As they say, things that come easy, aren't worth having and the universe has definitely been playing a mean trick on Ray!
When he makes it to California, the producer has been murdered but the tides and moon are aligned and Ray finally gets to reap the benefits of being in the right place at the right time. This just goes to show that everything does in fact happens for a reason. Don't give up, you never know what might be waiting for you down the path! When the shit hits the fan, or in this case the floor, jump in a car and head for California!
Daniel Raymont as Ray is dirty, sweaty, witty, funny, and shows his ass a lot! Good for him!
Check out the trailer here.
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Disclaimer:I received a complimentary copy of BuzzKill from Indican Pictures.