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Set in a Hollywood limousine dispatch office, Dispatch depicts one turbulent night in the life of an overnight dispatcher. As he coordinates celebrity clients and their chauffeurs, he also confronts major problems in his personal life.
Dispatch is based on the experience of its creators Michael Bershad and Steven Sprung. The film centers not only on the Hollywood limousine service and it's hectic pace but it also introduces us to company manager Nick, a film writer that never followed his dreams, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery through a series of tumultuous events in an evening filled with uptight celebrities and aspiring writers. The film takes place mostly in one confided, claustrophobic area of the office/garage as we see Nick communicate with clients, drivers and his wife as he attempts to set things straight.
To talk too much about the story would only ruin a wonderful film experience so I am not going to go into any more details here but what I can tell you is "Dispatch" is a mesmerizing story about not only shows us the business side of the limousine business but it also has very realistic characters dealing with real life problems.
Michael Bershad is captivating as Nick, he does a great job at conveying pain and stress as he deals with not only the hassles of the job but a new problem he brings on himself in a moment of desperation. Steven Sprung is a Director to look out for, he has great vision and shows the ability to create a unique and tense story that shows the hustle and bustle of the business and it also focuses on one man that walked away from his dreams and now he faces losing everything he ever worked for.
"Dispatch" is an amazing drama, between it's wonderful cast of characters you feel for right away and it's twists and turns the story is sure to have you at the edge of your seat the entire time. Shooting the film in a confided place can sometimes be tough but here the office becomes a character all by itself, creating just the right amount of atmosphere needed. Thought-provoking and tense though-out and the story finishes out with a fitting ending for an already perfect film. Cinema doesn't get any better than this, I cannot recommend seeing this enough. Sober, engaging, brilliant...a must-see film from a talented Director.
Released by Monarch Home Entertainment
**** Out Of *****