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The 365 Films Challenge - Day Thirty

I’m Reed Fish

Starring: Jay Baruchel, Alexis Bledel and Schuyler Fisk

Directed By: Zackary Adler 

This is a story of boy meets girl. As a child. And dates her. And then they are betrothed. And that’s where our story begins. Reed Fish is a little Jewish boy from a small town chock-full of folks that have known him his whole life because they knew his dad who hosted the town’s only radio program, which Reed takes on the role of after his father dies. While mulling around his wedding plans, an old flame (whom annoys the SHIT out of me) comes and fucks shit up. Then Reed has an identity crisis and the film is essentially about finding out who you are as a person. This film has a particularly shocking ending, which made me appreciate the movie more than I had originally. 

It wasn’t the worst movie I’ve ever seen. The ending, which I don’t intend to spoil, made the film more interesting and led me to appreciate the story a bit more. I also did a little research after I saw the credits and noticed that the film was written by the real Reed Fish, who is actually a pretty cool dude. I tweeted him and he responded which added a level of connection to this film that I have never really felt before. It made the movie more real and down-to-earth, but that was just my personal experience. Seven and a half stars. 

Movies I’ve Seen in 2012

31. I’m Reed Fish (2006) 

A big fish in the little pond of Mud Meadows, Reed Fish has it all: He hosts a radio show with the mayor and is about to wed the town beauty. But when his high school crush resurfaces, he makes choices that throw his life into chaos.

Starring: Jay Baruchel, Alexis Bledel, and Victor Rasuk

Director: Zackary Adler 

Rating: 3/5

“And with that, my friends… have a marvelous day in the Meadows." 

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Schuyler Fisk - From Where I’m Standing

From where I’m standing,
you’re the quiet side of the room.
You’re looking so lonely,
and I can’t stop looking at you.
Your head is hanging,
trying to beat those goodbye blues;
I bet you’ll be fine.
I bet you’ll be fine.

I guess it’s not the way you always planned it.
Looks like you’re heading for a crash landing.
That’s just the way it looks from where I’m standing,
From where I’m standing.

From where I’m standing,
I think I caught your eye.
Are you looking at me?
‘Cause I swear I saw you smile.
And I’m coming over,
gonna take things off your mind,
and I bet you’ll be fine.
And I bet you’ll be fine.

I guess it’s not the way you always planned it.
Looks like you’re heading for a crash landing.
That’s just the way it looks from where I’m standing.
From where I’m standing.

Let it fall.
Let it come down.
Let it crash around you,
Around you.

I guess it’s not the way you always planned it.
Looks like you’re heading for a crash landing.
That’s just the way it looks from where I’m standing.
That’s just the way it looks from where I’m standing. From where I’m standing;
I might make you mine.
I might make you mine.