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Cast: Aaron Stanford, Jacob Fishel, Rosemarie DeWitt, Emily Wickersham, Gregory Konow, John Pierson, Lily Holleman, Nicole Vicius, Peter Mayer
Feeling adrift after the 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, young Wall Street banker Andrew (Aaron Stanford) convinces his equally aimless writer friend Jake (Jacob Fishel) to go on a road trip. Both men nurse broken dreams, finding their life plans in shambles. But as they drive across the country, they learn some important lessons about the things they've lost.
No matter where you are in the U.S.A. everyone was effected by that tragic day known as 9/11. The story here looks at two men as they each try and find their way in life among the backdrop of the tragic day. Independent cinema has a way of touching us that mainstream movies just cannot do and I found this one to be a remarkable piece of work that really deserves a wide audience, hopefully it will find that now that it is on DVD. There's a lot to like here from the film's marvelous soundtrack, to it's terrific cast and memorable dialogue. The film has won numerous Festival awards and for good reason, it has charm that oozes all over the screen and it makes the viewer think about their own lives and what is important to them. Writer/Director, Joe Leonard has crafted a story here that captivates and entertains like not many films have, he is a film-maker to watch out for. If I was to go too deep into the story here it would not do it any justice since this is one of those films that needs to be seen to experience it fully. Characters that are truly believable and you begin to care about these people as if they were your own friends or family. You're touched but decisions, you laugh with them and you feel their pain and confusion. The two men have experienced loss of their own against a much bigger tragedy and together they set out to find what is most important to each of them, this is a fantastic drama that fan's of the genre need to see and once you do you're going to be telling everyone around you about it as well. I was touched in ways I haven't been in some time by a film, among all the heartbreak there's hope and here's hoping "How I got Lost" finds the audience it deserves. Independent cinema at it's best.
Released by Osiris Entertainment
***** Out Of *****