If this election cycle is driving you insane, take a break from the seriousness of it and enjoy Undecided: The Movie. Directed by Julio DePietro and co-written by the director and stars Jason Selvig & Davram Stiefler, Undecided is an assault on the general insanity the 2016 election is causing all over the nation. Filmed as part mockumentary, part improv prank show, the film is about two losers, John (Selvig) and Dan (Stiefler) who are, as the title suggests, undecided voters. They are chosen for a reality show where they will travel around from caucus to convention meeting, greeting and offending candidates along the way. After watching the film earlier this week, I got a chance to speak to both stars just a few days before the Presidential election.
Undecided: The Movie VOD
Written by Julio DePietro, Jason Selvig, Davram Stiefler
Directed by Julio DePietro
Starring Jason Selvig, Davram Stiefler, Jena Friedman, Aasif Mandvi
Undecided Reality 2016 Productions, LLC
Runtime: 86 minutes
Release date: October 18, 2016
“It was weird to shoot a gun near Rick Santorum because I’ve never shot one before and no one asked who I was.”
Imagine if Impractical Jokers-style prankers took on modern politics and attended campaign rallies throughout the most divisive election year in American history. Well stop imagining, because it’s here. Shot as a Spinal Tap-style mockumentary, Undecided: The Movie was co-written by Julio DePietro, Jason Selvig, and Davram Stiefler, and stars Selvig and Stiefler as two shnooks chosen to be on a reality show where they try to find a candidate to back in the 2016 election. What follows is nearly 90 minutes of “OMG” moments, pure insanity, and legitimately funny and insightful political commentary.
The Good Guy Directed by: Julio DePietro
Starring: Alexis Bledel, Scott Porter, Bryan Greenberg, Anna Chlumsky, Aaron Yoo, Andrew McCarthy
Release Date: February 19, 2010 (Limited)
If you know me or if you read the site, you probably wouldn’t think of me as someone who was into the lovey-dovey romance movies. Truth is, while I really get sickened by the ridiculously cheesy and unrealistic “rom-coms” that are mass produced to steal the incomes of a multitude of tissue-wielding women, I can admit that I enjoy a well-done romance movie from time to time. I’ve never been much of a relationship kind of person, but have still been considered something of a romantic at times, and so long as the movie is entertaining and doesn’t get out of hand, I’m down for a viewing!
Enter The Good Guy: a new film from Roadside Attractions and director Julio DePietro about a young, seemingly-perfect couple living the big city life. The movie debuted last year at the Tribeca Film Festival and follows Beth (Alexis Bledel), a sweet and beautiful young woman with a good job and a great group of friends in New York City. Beth has been seeing Tommy (Scott Porter), a Wall Street hot shot, for a few months now, and all seems to be going very well with the couple who are preparing to head to Italy on a business/vacation trip. At first the pair appear to be living the modern day fairy tale life, but when Beth meets Daniel (Bryan Greenberg) — who just happens to be the new member of Tommy’s team at work — she begins wondering if she’s where she wants to be. Tommy has all those good looks females desire and a big money job, while Daniel shows her a new, much more sensitive side to the male species. This of course creates that age-old dilemma for women: do you go for all the looks and financial security, or do you want someone who “gets you”?
Continue on reading for more and to check out the just-released trailer for The Good Guy.