Michael Cera stars in "Gregory Go Boom".
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Written and Directed by: Janicza Bravo
Executive Produced by: Doug Deluca, Daniel Kellison and Mickey Meyer
Produced by: Janicza Bravo, Debbie Chesebro
and Brett Gelman
Gregory: Michael Cera
Rose: Sarah Burns
Tom: Brett Gelman
Summer/Cheyenne: Anna Rose Hopkins
Attendant: G. Maximillian Zarou
Waitress: Holly Kaplan
Carlos: Nick Ortega
Director of Photography: Christian Sprenger
Edited by: Cine Bravo
Head of Production: AJ Tesler
Post Production Supervisors: Josh Kurz, Trish Hadley
Assistant Editor: Aron Fyne
1st AD: Crystal Munson
Production Designer: Rachael Ferrara
Costume Designer: Mairi Chisholm
Composer: Heather Christian
1st AC: Alyssa Soetebier
2nd AC: Nick Martin
DIT: Tyler Owens
Key Grip: Adam Kolegas
Best Boy Grip: Sonic Kim
Gaffer: Brandon Wilson
Best Boy Electric: Ryan Morgan
Sound Mixer: Russell White
Date): Stephanie Allynne
Date): Mireya Lucio
Art Department: Alex Gabel
Art Department: Chris Scharffenberg
Musician: Sasha Brown
Musician: Cyrus Ghahremani
Hair and Make Up: Tara Loren
Title and Poster Design: Noel Hennessy
Asst. Hair and Make Up: Becca Weber
Costume Assistant: Polly Veltcheva
Final Sound Mix: Nathan Smith
2nd AD: Chris Miller
Production Assistant: Jon Barnett
Production Assistant: Jacob Lieberman
Production Assistant: Zach Mahassine
Keith Ewell, Aron Fyne, Sonia Herbert,
American Legion Post 801,
Fred and the International Banana Museum, Nick Ogiony, Jody Lee Lipes,
Brian Savelson, Nick Thorburn
JASH is a comedy collective featuring original content by partners Michael Cera, Tim & Eric, Sarah Silverman, Reggie Watts and producer Daniel Kellison (Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman) with additional contributions from their many friends.
Michael Cera -- Gregory Go Boom
Michael Cera -- Gregory Go Boom
He made a movie that made you sad, conflicted, uncomfortable, confused, amused, and occassionally laughing. The resolution was unreasonably and purposly abrupt. In 17 minutes he made a full length feature film with all the technical acting, music, and tensions of feature length films...beautiful. I think the artist's use of a guy in a wheel chair is more of a prop than anything. It buffers us from feeling fully critical or offended by the character's emotional uglyiness. Play back the video in your head with Gregory as an abled bodied and average looking person. We wouldn't have been able to see that his mistreatment of people comes out of his vulnerability and prompts his premptive rejections of others when he sees the signs that he is going to be rejected. We don't see that vulnerability in average people and so we write them off as motivated and bigoted jerks. That being said, I didn't feel like the artist was getting the audience to empathize with the character's experience of disability on a deep level. This is not about disability. This is about using people's surface pity for those with disabilities to deflect our full judgments of the character. I think there is a responsibility of an artist to deeply investigate the experiences of the people they represent. The artist used disability as a means, if you know what I means. The artist is a genius. A serious fucking genius. I want him to do everything. He needs to do the current social/political moment. As real as possible. But he's going to have to talk to a lot of people first if it's going to hit the centre.
Not gonna lie, some parts of the soundtrack sound pretty disturbing in a sort of horror movie type way from the offputting ugly guitar riffs to the strangely arranged cadence of Michael Ceras "bum, bum, bum, bum, bum, bum" really makes the short film in those small moments pretty effective especially from an obviously small budget the score and production provides. Those small moments also marriage pretty well with the visuals, alongside the deep meaning of the story. This short film in a whole is not that bad.
I really don't think this was a comedy. I laughed in one scene and that's it. This movie was painful to watch. It was so intensely tragic, sad and awkward. It's an amazing short film that you can read into if you want to.
I found this to be very true to how people with disabilities who are more self aware act. I have a client whom I take to her dr appointments and she tells me that she meets men online and allows strangers to come into her home and blows them, and her reproductive organs do not work so she cannot feel any pleasure. She is also very racist for no reason whatsoever, in fact the rest of her staff besides me are black and they treat her very well. I think when someone is disabled and aware of what is wrong with them they tend to act very desperate and mean towards other "minorities" of our society because it makes them feel better. I also talk to her often about dating and that that they have websites for people with disabilities to meet and she just says "I don't want to date anyone who is retarded."
The point of this is that families are becoming more and more distanced. That and humans in general are shitty to each other. This has been the way since man starting walking the earth. We take, we lie, we make each other uncomfortable. But everybody wants to as to quote the movie, "feel oppressed." Oh and offended. Love love love to be offended. That way we can take out our personal problems out on someone else.
Fuckin loved this!
The creepy soundtrack during those moments of angst reminded me of the Akira film when Tetsuo was being bothered by the other subjects while captive in the hospital.
Great piece especially the long takes. Makes the dialogue so much more interesting.
I really liked this!
But what I don't get is why in the first two mins or whatever Gregory and the sister were interviewed about the brother like this was some kind of documentary, but then the rest of it was like a short film.
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