'I'm Reed Fish'
Short of pulling a Zach Braff, there's one sure way to get known as a screenwriter: Put your actual name in the title of the script. Add a bunch of indie bands, find a Braff look-alike (Jay Baruchel) to play the lead, top it off with some obscure animal hybrida zorse instead of a ligerand you've got writer Reed Fish's can't-fail debut. The semi- fictional character Fish, with both parents dead in a car accident, looks set to follow in his father's footsteps: take over the small-town radio show"the voice of Mud Meadows"that his dad hosted for years, marry the local hottie (Alexis Bledel), and settle in to a life of babymaking, bowling, and Dance Dance Revolution. But wait! Cue the old high school flame (Schuyler Fisk), back from college and casting her indie-folk spell to "hook the Fish." And just so you know this Fish has got chops, there's a flashy Brechtian film-within-a-film conceit, showing Fish (still played by Baruchel) making his film and even, for a moment, substituting his real girlfriends (or are they?!?) for their on-screen doubles. Because irony fixes everything.
Get the Film & TV Newsletter
Stay up to date on the best new movies with our critics' latest reviews, interviews and trailers for the films coming to a theater near you each week.
More Film News
- Scott Adkins Plays a Badass Actually Named ‘Colt McReady’ In the Effective ‘Close Range’
- Meet the Pole Who Tried to Warn the World About the Holocaust in ‘Karski & the Lords...
- Jane Fonda Faced Down the Seventies and a Killer in Pakula’s Masterful ‘Klute’
- He’ll Get Your Head Shaking: Surveying the Start of Chung Mong-hong’s (Likely) Great...