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Image and video hosting by TinyPic Cast: James Badge Dale, Gillian Jacobs, Barry Corbin, James McCaffrey, Lindsey Kraft, Darren Burrows, Bill Heck, Peter McCain, Casey Greig, Michael Chernus, Jamie Harrold, Alexandra Neil, Jennifer Ferrin, Lee Ernst, Kamilah Lay, Dan Hopman, Justine Freedlund

Director: Kathy Lindboe

Genre: Drama

Year: 2011

Rating: NR

About a tight group of friends living in a small, forgotten, Wisconsin town. The story revolves around Kevin and his fight to find a new life for himself after 30 years of going nowhere.

Kevin's life has never been easy and it gets even harder when his father decides to move the family to a small town after his mother dies during a routine surgery. Years pass and the town begins to suffer an economic crisis, mills close and jobs dry up. When his father decides to move Kevin makes the decision to stay in hopes to find a better life there among his friends and girlfriend but like the rest of the town's people he just sits around drinking and nothing chances. Years later while at a party a local bad boy rapes Kevin's girlfriend but she doesn't want to press charges which puts a strain on their relationship until his father pays him a visit one day and hands him a check for 50,000 from his mother's settlement. Things begin to look up once he buys a house and begins to look at life a bit differently but it seems trouble is never far behind for Kevin.

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To go into full details about the plot would only ruin the story for those wanting to see it so I will stop there. "Nonames" is a story about a group of friends, sure the focus is on Kevin and his life in the small town he refuses to leave but you also get to know each and every friend of his and a few locals as well like his boss, Ed. These are characters that you care about and even relate to which is why the film is so hard to watch at times. There are happy times and even some humor in the film which is very funny but mostly it's a doom and gloom look at life in a small town that like it's residents is fighting to stay alive. A realistic, honest portrayal of small town U.S.A., I was taken in from the opening scene and through the film's many characters and dramatic moments. I was willing to invest my time in hopes everything turned out good for everyone.

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The cast is many but everyone did an outstanding job bringing their characters to life. James Badge Dale is amazing as Kevin, he brings so much emotion to his character that it pulls on your heart strings and Gillian Jacobs is just as wonderful as his girlfriend CJ. The film also features veteran actor, Barry Corbin and he delivers a terrific performance as well but we have come to expect it from him.

Beautifully shot with gorgeous countryside scenery, you can easily tell a lot of heart went into making the film. "Nonames" is a powerful and dramatic film that moves you and it leaves you thinking about it long after it's over. An Independent masterpiece that is one of this year's must-see films. Be sure to check it out when it comes to DVD on 3/06/2012. The DVD comes with Special Features that include:

Audio Commentary

Deleted Scenes


I want to personally thank everyone involved in making the film and say congratulations for creating a piece of cinema I will not soon forget. You can visit Osiris Entertainment's site HERE.

Winner for Best Director, Best Ensemble Cast and Special Jury Acting Achievement Award for Gillian Jacobs - Phoenix Film Festival. If there were more films like "Nonames" going to the cinema would be a much more rewarding time.

Released by Osiris Entertainment

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