‘Pleased to Meet Me’ review by Jeffrey Overstreet • Letterboxd
Pleased to Meet Me is the fifth studio album by the American rock band The Replacements, The song "Can't Hardly Wait" was the inspiration for the title of the film Can't Hardly Wait, while "Alex Chilton" was made playable in the video. dayline.info: Pleased to Meet Me: John Doe, Aimee Mann, Loudon Not Rated; Studio: Virgil Films and Entertainment; DVD Release Date: May 20, ; Run. Pleased to Meet Me. About P2MM • • • • •; The Cast • • • • •; Filmmakers • • • • •; Trailer • • • • •; Press • • • • •; Partners • • • • •. Title of this pic. Contact Us Find Us on .
The movie aims for amiable, casual fun, with some flashes of wisdom and wit, and not much more. At times, the script by director Archie Borders and David Henry Joe's brother leans toward Christopher Guest satire territory, but mostly it's a tongue-in-cheek sketch of what can happen when competing egos learn to get over themselves and accomplish five decent minutes of music.
It feels like a story told by people who have been there. Borders is not a particularly imaginative director -- he mostly moves his camera around the studio in a search for memorable small-talk moments, and he doesn't seem particularly interested in composing memorable images.
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But if you are familiar with Mann, Doe, Henry, Wainwright, and Bergquist, you'll enjoy watching them goof around together.
These characters' stories are told with a very light touch: There are, of course, hints of romance Pete and Laura have a casual Benedick-and-Beatrice thing going, behaving like an old married couple who have never gone out on a date. And Duncan, the young metalhead-turned-born-again-rocker Adam Kramerstrikes sparks with a starry-eyed bass player Morgan Nagler.
And you might guess that at least one of players has a substance abuse problem: Timothy Morton plays Steve, a lonely violinist prone to stumbling around in a percocet daze, looking like Conan O'Brien's despondent younger brother. Some characters, like the feisty drummer played by Katie O'Brien, feel like rough-drafts.
But everybody on the team gets a moment or two of grace and insight. The whole story seems to illustrate what is possible if we can all make room for even the most difficult players. For Pete, it's a chance to connect and re-mix his personal and creative life. For the unknown band, it's a time to see if they have what it takes to fulfill, or say goodbye to, the unfulfilled dream of making it in the music business.
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Pleased to Meet Me is a funny, unexpected look into the unrealized dreams and possibilities of artists. Doe founded the much-praised L. He has appeared in more than 30 film and television productions including Roadhouse, Great Balls of Fire, Boogie Nights.
Aimee Mann as Laura Aimee Mann is an American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist and bassist who hit the international stage in with her hit song "Voices Carry.
To date, Wainwright has released 22 studio albums. Joe Henry as Terence Joe Henry is a Grammy-winning performer and producer who's work spans the last two decades.
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He has served as music supervisor on several films including Knocked Up, and had a song on the soundtrack of The Devil Wears Prada. She has recorded several albums and toured and recorded with the likes of Joe Henry and the Cowboy Junkies. She has acted in everything from episodic television to feature films and of course, her own music videos.
Timothy Morton as Steve Timothy has been acting and collaborating in indie film productions for ten years, most recently playing the leading role in the award-winning and critically acclaimed feature film, "Pilgrim Song," which is currently running the festival circuit. In his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, he plays fiddle and guitar with the old-time band, Trappers Keepers.
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Adam Kramer as Duncan Adam Kramer is a multi-instrumentalist, writer and luthier. Creative Partners Filmmakers Degrees was created by a group of experienced filmmakers to produce micro-budget feature films and documentaries with a long shelf life and a high potential for profitable ROI. Our focus is on the production of solid genre-driven material with proven, marketable talent.
To find out more about our past and current projects or how you can submit your own feature project for consideration, please contact us at: As one of the owners of Degrees, Archie is also the writer-director of the feature film Pleased to Meet Me, an adaptation from of the nationally syndicated radio program This American Life.
In addition, his accomplishments in film and television include: Producer, critically acclaimed independent film Assisted Living. Director, writer, and producer, feature film Paper Cut, Image Entertainment, nation-wide.
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