Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Pretty Bird 2008

     This film is a fictionalized version of true events leading to the development of the RB2000 Rocket Belt in 1995.  Curtis Prentiss enlists the help of his friend Kenny Owenby and rocket scientist Rick Honeycutt to develop a working model of a personal jet pack.  Curtis is the brains, Kenny is the money and Rick is the science. 
     I was surprised about the very low reviews for this film?  As I like to say, “This isn’t rocket science?”  But, wait, maybe it really is!!  This film reminds me of the television series Halt and Catch Fire about computer development.  There are both funny and puzzling moments in this film, I was a little surprised about the final scenes?  A one-line sum up of this film is, “There is a sucker born every minute!!”  3* (This movie is OK)

120 min, Comedy directed by Paul Schneider with Billy Crudup, Paul Giamatti, David Hornsby, Kristen Wiig, Elizabeth Marvel, Denis O’Hare, Garret Dillahunt, James Wetzel, Brent King, Anna Camp, Nate Mooney.

Note:  Imdb 5.0 out of 10, 20% critic 15% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon 3.4* out of 5* with 10 reviews.
Special Note:  Filmed in New Jersey.  I am surprised there are only 10 reviews on Amazon?

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