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When a diverse group of lifelong friends comes together to celebrate the marriage of devoted couple Elise (Amy Adams) and Michael (Adam Garcia) the mixed-up relationships of the past pave the road to a weekend no one is likely to soon forget in the feature debut from filmmaker Matthew Cole Weiss. The setting is Los Angeles CA and the event is the wedding between a man and a woman who always seemed destined to be together. Unfortunately all relationships can t be as healthy as Elise and Michael s is and though best man and maid of honor Rich (Aaron Stanford) and Samantha (Melissa Sagemiller) seem to be preparing to take the plunge the same certainly cannot be said for neurotic actress Lana (Mena Suvari). A free-spirited soul who has experienced flings with a variety of wedding attendees including the hapless Pockets (Jon Abrahams) alcoholic actor Simon (James Van Der Beek) and manic children s television program host Donovan (Ethan Embry) Lana attempts to sort out her past flings as lovelorn agent Quentin (Colin Hanks) pines for the bride s sister and the estranged father of the groom attempts to reconnect with his long-lost son.


Studio Universal (Music)
SKU 204685114
UPC 796019803465
UPC 14 00796019803465
Format DVD
Release Date 2/5/2008
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Name Adams,Amy
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
Amy Adams - Actor
Andy Blumenthal - Editor
B.C. Smith - Original Music By
Bruce Wayne Gillies - Producer
Colin Hanks - Actor
Daniel Bradford - Production Designer
Ethan Embry - Actor
James Van Der Beek - Actor
John Gaughan - Executive Producer
Jon Abrahams - Actor
Matthew Cole Weiss - Director
Matthew Perniciaro - Writer
Melissa Sagemiller - Actor
Mena Suvari - Actor
Robert Brinkmann - Cinematographer
Timm Sharp - Writer
Xander Berkeley - Actor
Review Like bad pennies, those pesky twentysomething ensemble dramedies just keep turning up at the local multiplex, seemingly on a monthly basis. The latest, Standing Still, slavishly adheres to the insipid cinematic template set by St. Elmo's Fire, the cheesy reference point of most of these films. A group of whiney, self-absorbed friends gathers to play musical beds and grapple with sitcom-style complications in an improbably glossy setting. While the filmmakers slightly tweak the formula by adding a crass, Entourage-style flavor to the mix, the movie is just another numbingly predictable entry in a sub-genre that ran its course years ago...Directed by Matthew Cole Weiss, Standing Still isn't an outright terrible film per se, unlike the unbearable twentysomething screechfest that is London. It boasts some likable actors (Junebug Oscar nominee Adams and Sagemiller are both winning) and moves at a decent clip, aided in no small part by a wall-to-wall soundtrack featuring the Dave Matthews Band and Squeeze, among others. There's just simply not one iota of originality to this exceedingly superficial and charm-deprived ensemble film. It doesn't help that most of the characters come across as entitled, navel-gazing twits without a smidgen of depth.
Reviewer Tim Knight
ReviewRating 5
DVD, Widescreen
Product Attributes
Actor Adams,Amy
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes ...kind of like The Big Chill with a younger set of friends...Van Der Beek lightens things up considerably...
Erik Childress, ...a worthy entry into the canon of thoughtful, funny midpoints that every generation encounters.
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