Wah Do Dem 2011 NR

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Max (Sean Bones) goes on a cruise alone when his girlfriend Willow (Norah Jones) dumps him. Once in Jamaica, he escapes the tourist zone only to be robbed and stranded. But Jamaica is waiting to meet him with unexpected and extraordinary encounters.

Starring:
Kevin Bewersdorf, Sean Bones
Runtime:
1 hour, 17 minutes

Wah Do Dem

Product Details

Genres Drama, Adventure, Comedy
Director Ben Chace, Sam Fleischner
Starring Kevin Bewersdorf, Sean Bones
Supporting actors Carl Bradshaw, Mark Gibbs, Norah Jones, Ira-Wolf Tuton
Studio Gravitas Ventures
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)

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If there's a meaningful or believable story here I couldn't find it.
G. Teslovich
The ride with our solo adventurer is certainly filled with interesting characters, but Max himself seems empty, bored and boring.
SR9
While in Jamaica, he of course gets robbed and stranded by the cruise ship.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on March 3, 2011
Format: DVD
This was a fun, but not great movie. In short, a guy decides to take a cruise alone to Jamaica. While in Jamaica, he of course gets robbed and stranded by the cruise ship. What follows are his experiences working his way throughout the country on no money, trying to get to the embassy.

Again, its good but not great. The director seems to emulate Wes Anderson (e.g., Life Aquatic) and his approach to cinematography, character development and generally low key, yet deliciously quirky stories. I adore Wes Anderson, but this film just doesn't go that extra mile in making its characters endearing or all that interesting. While this guy gets stranded in Jamaica, he could have been replaced by any character with any background without any impact on the story. It would have been more interesting if the movie involved a combination of Jamaica exploration and personal exploration at all, but we're left with a very superficial Jamaican story that does not focus on any Jamaican character long enough to be meaningful. I will say the cinematography and camera work are great, but not enough to add sufficient umpfh to make this a film I'd want to see again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By SR9 on July 25, 2011
Format: DVD
The best things about this movie were the excellent soundtrack and some of the location shots. However, the story left me heavily disappointed. Time Out London called it a "Slacker's Odessey", and I think the story writing is included in that.

The premise behind this movie sounded good. Main character (Max) gets dumped, goes on Jamaican cruise alone, gets robbed, stranded, and has an experience that changes his life perspective. Most of that was a fair assessment. But like in many indy movies that I've seen, they followed the trend of ending a tale by not ending it; leaving the audience waiting for results, and seeing nothing.

Max is a fairly nice variety of awkward slacker, but if he has some kind of change of perspective, we're given no indication of it whatsoever. The ride with our solo adventurer is certainly filled with interesting characters, but Max himself seems empty, bored and boring. Just when we've finished enduring his journey with him, and we're waiting for him to display some of his fresh wisdom in his Brooklyn-based world, we're kicked off the movie and stranded, ourselves. The 'laziest ending of a movie' award goes to...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael Kerjman on April 22, 2013
Format: DVD
A naive young New-Yorker goes to Jamaica in a search for a true Jamaican tunes (?) and got it near all.

I feel it is a very prejudice story of a robbed Westerner making (or not yet) it to the US Embassy through the country with no money, food and some limited communication. Semi naked, an actor looks better than even in a white suit, which is deployed by movie-makers cleverly. And some homoerotic notes are also in the air.

Easy watching.
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