#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The fictional story of an ex-football star, Johnny Dunn, who moves far from the spotlight after a family tragedy to a small, desert town he owns called Jake’s Corner. This dramatic comedy is a cross between Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) and Northern Exposure (1990). Set in the real town of Jake’s Corner, Arizona, it is a rest stop for travelers making their way through the Arizona desert, but for the people who live there, it’s a rest stop for life. Johnny and the eclectic ensemble that live and work in the town occupy trailers behind the Corner Store and Jake’s Corner Bar. Through the years, this cast of misfits has become closer than most families – they are kin. The dynamic of the town is changed forever when Johnny’s young nephew comes to live with him.
Plot: The fictional story of an ex-football star, Johnny Dunn, who moves far from the spotlight after a family tragedy to a small, desert town he owns called Jake’s Corner. This dramatic comedy is a cross between Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) and “Northern Exposure” (1990). Set in the real town of Jake’s Corner, Arizona, it is a rest stop for travelers making their way through the Arizona desert, but for the people who live there, it’s a rest stop for life. Johnny and the eclectic ensemble that live and work in the town occupy trailers behind the Corner Store and Jake’s Corner Bar. Through the years, this cast of misfits has become closer than most families – they are kin. The dynamic of the town is changed forever when Johnny’s young nephew comes to live with him.
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They would call this place a whistle stop
Back in the day they would call a place like Jake’s Corner a whistle stop. Still do I’m sure among the truckers. The place consists of a bar&grille and a general store. Behind those two structures the various people who live and work in and around these establishments hang out in dwellings, some of them kind of slapped together. They are an interesting community and unofficially it’s headed by Richard Tyson, former football player and Heisman Trophy winner who just retired from the world to this place after a family tragedy.
Another family tragedy hits his family. His sister and her husband are killed in a car crash and their young son Colton Rodgers survives but has no memory of the crash. Tyson takes him in and the people of Jake’s Corner know him from previous visits. But no one is to mention the crash, just let him think that his parents are on the mend.
In sum and substance that’s the film. Not much plot but some real interesting characters live in Jake’s Corner and we get to know them as they are fleshed out in this film. Diane Ladd is the somewhat addled lady who thinks there’s bear with designs on her. Country star B.J. Thomas plays the town doctor and bartender, in a place this small one doubles up on occupations. Don Collier who has been in about a Gazillion westerns made his last screen appearance as an old rodeo cowboy who sits and plays cards with Thomas with an occasional observation on life.
The pace of Jake’s Corner is slow and easy, but it’s an easy to take film with some interesting people.
This film might even drum up some tourist trade.
One of the Best independent films I have seen in a long time!
Jake’s Corner is an inspiring indie family drama. It tells the story of how one family overcomes loss without allowing it to define them.
Set in the rural, high country desert town of Jake’s Corner, Arizona, Jake’s Corner the movie centers on the character, Johnny Dunn (Richard Tyson), a U of A Heisman Trophy winner and ex-pro football star who walked away from the game and stole away to the small town after the tragic loss of his parents. Dunn suffers the additional loss of his sister and is forced to temporarily take in his young nephew, Spence, to whom he decides to not immediately reveal the truth about the death of his parents. Together, along with the eclectic clan that makes up Jake’s Corner, the family learns to heal through the courage, wisdom and strength of each other.The casting of this film is brilliant in its consideration. With a blend of veteran and first time actors, Jeff Santo captures the essence of humanity that makes this film deliver. Subtle in presentation, the film draws you in with its simplistic, yet sophisticated characters and captures you with its intensity of acceptance and love without judgment that we, as humans, all crave for in our own lives.
Richard Tyson is exceptional as Johnny Dunn. Stoic and unassuming in presence, Dunn struggles with the pain of loss. Tyson superbly presents to us the raw emotion that runs deep within at all the right moments without ever compromising Dunn’s character. As Doc and Fran, B.J. Thomas and Diane Ladd share with us the wisdom of an older generation that has fully experienced a lifetime of love and loss, and deliver to us some of the best lines in the film. The remainder of the cast brings their back stories into play just enough to enhance the story and round out the film.
One of the things that I love most about this film is that there are so many stories going on within the main one. Santo doesn’t spend time delving deeply into the past of each of the characters. He doesn’t have to. That’s the genius of this film. He presents the characters in such a way that we get to know each and every one through brief encounters and simple conversation. At the end of the film, each and every character has grown on you and has a place within the storyeach contributing in their own way, beautifully and simply.
The music was also an important character within the film. The string guitar was very soulful just like everyone there. Everyone in the movie had a ton of life experience behind them, but they were just simple people. The music captured that.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 38 min (98 min)
Genre Drama, Family
Director Jeff Santo
Writer Jeff Santo
Actors Colton Rodgers, Richard Tyson, Diane Ladd
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna 250D 8563, Eterna 500T 8573, Reala 500D 8592)
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A