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- “Are We There Yet? On the Road, Sibling Rivalry That Reveals No Limits,” by A. O. Scott, The New York Times
- “Road trip far off the beaten path,” by Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
- “Literary Influences, Personal Pathologies,” by Dennis Lim, New York Times
- ‘The Color Wheel’ Tops Indiewire’s List of Best Undistributed Films
(2011) dir Alex Ross Perry w/Perry, Carlen Altman [83 min]
Hailed by both IndieWire and the Village Voice as the best undistributed film of 2011, THE COLOR WHEEL is a deeply unsettling and frequently hilarious indie comedy about a pair of truly dysfunctional siblings. When JR, an inept aspiring news-anchor, forces her slacker younger brother Colin to embark on a road trip to move her belongings out of her professor-turned-lover’s apartment, chaos and calamity are not far behind her beat up Honda Accord. The main problems are that these grown up kids simply do not get along, no one else can stand them, and everyone one else in the world seems to be as obnoxious as they are. They clash with both strangers and acquaintances at pretty much every step of their hopeless and increasingly infuriating voyage of frustration, failure and jerks.
At the end of the road, JR and Colin arrive at the strangest and most unsettling of resolutions and put to rest their decades of animosity, half-baked sibling rivalry and endless bickering. Resting uncomfortably somewhere between the unrepressed id of late Jerry Lewis, the confrontational pseudo-sexual self-loathing of Philip Roth and the black and white motels, diners and loners of Robert Frank’s America, THE COLOR WHEEL is a familial comedy of disappointment and forgiveness.
“Best Undistributed Film 2011″ —Indiewire & Village Voice
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