Films

Easier with Practice

Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez

Country:  USA

Year of Production:  2009

Edinburgh AwardGalway Award

Availability
In Cinemas: Previously Released
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Synopsis

Following his critically acclaimed performance in the multi-Oscar winning 'The Hurt Locker', Brian Geraghty ('Jarhead', 'The Guardian') delivers a mesmerizing turn in Kyle Patrick Alvarez's provocative debut feature film, Winner of Best New International Feature at the Edinburgh Film Festival and multiple awards internationally.

Inspired by Davy Rothbart's autobiographical GQ magazine article "What Are You Wearing?", EASIER WITH PRACTICE is a sincere and heartfelt road movie, set to a popular indie rock soundtrack, exploring the themes of alienation in contemporary society, and how the search for emotional connection can sometimes lead us into desperate situations.

On a road trip across middle-town America to promote his unpublished novel, Davy Mitchell's life takes an unexpected turn, when he is seduced into a phone sex relationship with a mysterious caller named Nicole. What starts out as a distraction soon becomes an obsession, as Davy's feelings start to develop.

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Cast

Starring:  Brian Geraghty, Kel O'Neil, Marguerite Moreau, Jeanette Brox, Kathryn Aselton, Jenna Gavigan

Credits

Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez

Writer(s):  Kyle Patrick Alvarez

Producers:  Cookie Carosella

Editor:  Fernando Collins

Cinematographer:  David Morrison

Production Details

Country:  USA

Year of Production:  2009

Language:  English

Duration:  100 minutes

Original aspect ratio:  1.85:1

Certificate: 

Genre(s): 

  • Drama
  • Road Movie

Theatrical Release Date:  3rd December 2010

DVD Release Date:  14th February 2011

Official website:  http://www.easierwithpractice.co.uk

Reviews

 

LITTLE WHITE LIES

"stands out as one of the year’s as-yet-undiscovered gems."

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LITTLE WHITE LIES

IRISH INDEPENDENT

"a powerful and touching film.”"

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IRISH INDEPENDENT

IRISH TIMES

"a killer twist..."

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IRISH TIMES

ENTERTAINMENT IRELAND

"touching...boasts a cracking indie soundtrack."

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ENTERTAINMENT IRELAND

Nigel Andrews, FINANCIAL TIMES

"a cool, funny, mischievous movie, with a stand-out, even break-out, performance from Geraghty..."

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Nigel Andrews, FINANCIAL TIMES

EMPIRE

"Geraghty is exceptional... Excellent American indie"

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EMPIRE

Philip French, THE OBSERVER

"confident, high promising debut…surprising and emotionally revealing."

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Philip French, THE OBSERVER

THE TIMES PLAYLIST

"engrossing…"

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THE TIMES PLAYLIST

TIME OUT

"convincing and charming...bold and challenging...a film that is likeable, insightful and compelling."

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TIME OUT

DAZED AND CONFUSED

"a beautifully poignant, bittersweet film with a killer twist"

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DAZED AND CONFUSED

Allan Hunter,DAILY EXPRESS

"Kyle Patrick Alvarez is a talent to watch."

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Allan Hunter,DAILY EXPRESS

Charles Gant, HEAT

"TOP TEN FILMS - A smart US indie that packs some nice surprises"

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Charles Gant, HEAT

ATTITUDE

"an affecting character study with an unexpected sting in the tail... a winning central performance from Geraghty"

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ATTITUDE

MATTHEW TURNER, VIEW LONDON

"Superbly directed, brilliantly written and featuring a terrific central performance from Brian Geraghty, this is a thoroughly engaging drama that packs a powerful emotional punch"

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MATTHEW TURNER, VIEW LONDON

THE SCOTSMAN

"In a sensitive, vulnerable, uninhibited performance, Brian Geraghty does a fantastic job..."

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THE SCOTSMAN

THE INDEPENDENT

"Geraghty...is outstanding, and the film contrives an absolute doozy of a twist ending."

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THE INDEPENDENT

VARIETY

"a quietly provocative love story... Distinguished by a fine central performance from Brian Geraghty"

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VARIETY

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, METRO

"Superior US indie..."

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Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, METRO

RADIO TIMES

"an engaging and moving tale"

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RADIO TIMES

Tim Robey, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

"funny and sharp..."

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Tim Robey, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

TIME OUT NEW YORK

"Geraghty's performance is harrowing"

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TIME OUT NEW YORK

  
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

"tender...affecting...an unexpectedly stirring first feature by Kyle Patrick Alvarez...beautifully acted...really reaches out and touches you"

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THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 


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