Wednesday, May 1, 2013

California Solo 2012

     In the 1990’s, Lachlan MacAldonich was on top of the world.  He was in a pop band from Britain and he had a lot of hit songs on the radio.  Now he maintains a low profile working on an organic farm in Los Angeles.  He also works on a podcast, Flame-Outs, about the untimely deaths of his favorite musicians including his brother.   Lachlan is pulled over for drunken driving and a previous drug offense in his past are used against him for deportation.
     Robert Carlyle was in The Full Monty and Trainsposting, he does a good job as Lachlan but this lead character is not very likeable once the charm of his nice accent wears off.  How can I care about whether or not he’s deported if I’m not sure he belongs here?  Not enough substance, I keep wondering why I am watching?  2 1/2* (This movie is just so-so)

95 min, Drama directed by Marshall Lewy with Robert Carlyle, Danny Masterson, Sean McCraken, Kathleen Wilhoite, William Russ, A Martinez, Michael Des Barres.

Note:  Blockbuster 2 ½*, imdb 5.0 out of 10, 67% critic 61% audience on Rotten Tomatoes.

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