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Image and video hosting by TinyPic Cast: Chopper Bernet, Clancy Brown, Lisa Darr, Stephanie Niznik, Laraine Newman, Rodney Scott, Laura Jordan, Michael Raymond-James, Katy Magnuson, John Wesley

Director: Chopper Bernet

Genre: Drama

Year: 2009

Rating: NR

Struggling to hang on to his family, his sanity and his newfound sobriety, longtime alcoholic Carty Fox finds surprising inspiration in a random message scrawled across an ordinary $20 bill. But as the true meaning of the cryptic note grows in his mind, Carty adopts a new fixation that threatens to awaken his old demons.

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The Twenty is a slow moving, moody film about a man whose demons led him on a quest but the quest could drive him over the edge. Carty is an alcoholic would is struggling with the disease, one day when he finds writing on a twenty dollar bill that may or may not have some truth behind it he becomes obsessed with it. One night when he falls off the wagon he gets in his car and drives. Carty hits hotel after hotel all along drinking until he ends up in the city where the event happened. This is a film that may not be for everyone, it is a slow moving character piece that takes patience to get through but if you stay dedicated you will get rewarded. A thought-provoking film and an unusual one, I think everyone that sees it will get something a little different from it but it will certainly have you thinking long after it is over. Chopper Bernet who also plays the lead does a wonderful job looking at alcoholism in a realistic way instead of some thing that is fashionable like so many films today do. The cast is stellar and the cinematography is brilliant, it really sets the mood perfectly for the film. The Twenty is one of those rare Indie films that is really hard to talk about, it's a character study that is best seen but I can tell you it's a deep, usual and fantastic piece of film-making that evokes a lot of emotions.

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If you're looking for a mainstream film with loads of action and effects look elsewhere but if you want a drama dealing with serious issues and one that leaves you effected by it's characters then I highly recommend picking up The Twenty. The DVD comes with Special Features that include:


Photo Gallery

Director's Audio Commentary

You can Pre-order it now HERE.

Released by Osiris Entertainment

**** Out Of *****