By Jan Hamilton
Among the funniest films at SXSW this year, this one is a real charmer. The bad idea that two slackers have is to rob a stranger’s vacant house to make a big score. They have a pretty good way to get into a gated community, and easily find a key outside the door. Once inside, the security system locks them in and the challenge is to escape.
Unexpectedly, they find a housesitter asleep, so they feel they must take her hostage until they are finished with the score. As the caper continues, it becomes apparent that one of the thieves knows a lot about the owner of the residence. How it all comes together, and the relationship that develops between the three, make for a lively, funny film. Matt Jones is probably the best known of the cast, previously appearing in the TV series Breaking Bad, and Mom.
The Bottom line: An enjoyable comedy, with some good suspense.
Director: Jason Headley
Producer: Kelly Williams, Jonathan Duffy, Red Sanders
Screenwriter: Jason Headley
Cinematographer: Nathan Smith
Editor: Tim Fender
Production Designer: Brittany Ingram
Sound Designer: Eric Friend
Music: Alex Cuervo
Principal Cast: Matt Jones, Eleanore Pienta, Will Rogers, Jonny Mars, Sam Eidson, Jennymarie Jemison
Additional Credits: Co-Producer: Derek D. Brown