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Image and video hosting by TinyPic Cast: Richard Tyson, Diane Ladd, Danny Trejo, B.J. Thomas, Tony Longo, David Della Rocco, Colton Rodgers, Karla Basile

Director: Jeff Santo

Genre: Drama/Family

Year: 2009

Rating: PG

JAKE'S CORNER is the fictional story of an ex-football star, Johnny Dunn, who moves far from the spotlight after a family tragedy to a small, desert town he owns called Jake's Corner. This dramatic comedy is a cross between Kramer vs Kramer and Northern Exposure. Set in the real town of Jake's Corner, Arizona, it is a rest stop for travelers making their way through the Arizona desert, but for the people who live there, it's a rest stop for life. Johnny and the eclectic ensemble that live and work in the town occupy trailers behind the Corner Store and Jake's Corner Bar. Through the years, this cast of misfits has become closer than most families - they are kin. The dynamic of the town is changed forever when Johnny's young nephew comes to live with him.

Jake's Corner is a low-budget film on paper but you would never know it by watching the film, everything looks amazing for what the film makers had to work with. The film has an incredible cast and they deliver, Diane Ladd and Danny Trejo are excellent like always but the film's real stand-out is Richard Tyson, I have to admit I have always felt he was too one dimensional and it seems he never picked roles that were very interesting but my opinion all changes after seeing him in this film. He plays Johnny Dunn perfectly, displaying all the needed emotions at the right moments and his timing is perfect, you can read the pain and emotions on his face in every scene. This is the role of his career and one people should take notice of. Also I can't forget to mention Tony Longo who plays the kindly bouncer in the film and he too gives the performance of his career. The film is spiritual and yet charming and it has plenty of heart to go along with it all. The film is aimed towards children and there is a lot of lessons given out as well which makes it a perfect film the family can enjoy together. The characters are so thought out that you feel like you know right from the start and it doesn't take long before you find a place in your heart for all of them. Truly a wonderful family film that displays all the right emotions as it teaches,inspires and most of all entertains. A must own DVD when it comes out on March 02, 2010.

Released by Monterey Media

***** Out Of *****