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Plot: Five best friends in their late 20’s discover new truths about themselves and the friendships they thought would last forever.
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imperfect but promise-filled debut effort
Seven years after graduation, five buddies from college – four men and a woman, all living in New York City – face the grim prospect of turning thirty. Andrew (Ryan Locke) is an investment banker who’s just gotten engaged to his long time girlfriend, Julie (Nicole Bilderback), who works for a rival firm (he’s Morgan, she’s Merrill); Felix (Thomas Sadoski) is a drug addict who’s struggling to hide his condition from his friends as well as maintain a relationship with a fellow user; Ben (Colin Fickes) is an unattractive, overweight gay man who can’t get anyone to go out with him; and Tony (Andrew Wei Lin) is an attractive, fit gay man who falls for a college professor with HIV. All five have reached that critical point where’s it’s time to start taking stock of their lives – to find out where they are and, more importantly, where they’re headed.
“The New Twenty” is the debut feature for writer/director Chris Mason Johnson and, while the hand of the novice is evident in certain aspects of the movie, Johnson also reveals some real potential as a filmmaker. The relationships among the various characters are, for the most part, unusual and interesting, regardless of whether they are personal or business-related in nature. The storytelling can be a bit choppy at times and the acting occasionally uneven, but there are enough moments of genuine insight and emotional force to make the movie worth checking out. The fact that it feels more like a still-rough-around-the-edges first draft than a fully polished and completed work in its own right is actually what gives the movie its greatest authenticity and appeal.
An Awful Film
“The New Twenty” is one of the worst films I have ever seen. Yes, some may argue that formulaic small budget films that strive for less may seem worse, but I would argue that a pseudo-intellectual anti-formulaic “indie” film that pretends to be more is worse.
“The New Twenty” was written and directed by Chris Mason Johnson, and I will never get back the 91 minutes of my life that I wasted on his film.
THE SCREENPLAY & CHARACTERS
From beginning to end, the screenplay failed to provide an anti-hero or hero with a moral core that the audience would want to see succeed or fail.
In story telling, the three dramatic conflicts are man vs. man, man vs. the world, and man vs. himself.
The screenplay focuses on a group of college friends in New York, and is preoccupied with the dynamic of man vs. himself, where each of the film’s characters are so self-absorbed in a stupor of depression and self-destructive behavior that the movie atrophies before the audiences very eyes.
Each of the main characters indulge in unexplained bad behavior (heroin addiction with no history as to why the character is an addict; a fiancée who has sex with her fiancée’s boss/investor, even though the character is written too smart to have sex with such a sleazy character; a man who begins as a decent guy, but is attracted to a foul-mouthed investor, and converts for some unknown reason into a similar foul-mouthed business jackass; a closeted chubby gay cyber geek, who does nothing, but find dates online; and a gay Asian man who dates an HIV positive older man, but has no scenes establishing why the relationship works and why love develops).
Crucial scenes establishing the cause of the character’s addiction, the suffering and self- loathing of the fiancée that might explain why she would sleep with a sleaze bag; the back story that would explain why a decent guy would be attracted to a “Gordon Gecko” type character and become a jackass; a story line for the chubby cyber geek; and more scenes of interaction between the Asian man and HIV positive boyfriend are all missing.
Without proper establishing details, all of the characters’ actions seem forced and contrived.
DIRECTION, CINEMATOGRAPHY & SCORE
I found Mr. Johnson’s direction to be without a clear point of view, leaving the actors emotionally incoherent.
The cinematography can be described as mundane at best. Mr. Johnson selected small spaces to shoot and failed to catch the grandeur of New York City. This failure created a claustrophobic film, that viewed like the filming of a stage play, and not a film.
The score was embarrassingly absent from most of the film. I assume that Mr. Johnson is to blame, since he could have asked for full score to enhance understanding in each shot.
“The New Twenty” is an annoying and unmitigated failure in film-making.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 32 min (92 min)
Director Chris Mason Johnson
Writer Ishmael Chawla, Chris Mason Johnson
Actors Bill Sage, Terry Serpico, Nicole Bilderback
Country United States
Awards 5 wins
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm