Must Watch: Trailer for Sundance Gem The Go-Getter!
by Alex Billington
May 22, 2008
The very first and only trailer for the indie gem The Go-Getter has finally been discovered. This great little indie film debuted at Sundance in 2007 more than a year ago and is just now hitting theaters this summer. The Go-Getter is a roadtrip movie starring Lou Taylor Pucci as a teen who steals a car and drives down from Oregon to Mexico, stopping in Reno, Nevada and numerous other places. Zooey Deschanel plays the girl he stole the car from whom he stars up a relationship with over the phone. This is easily one of the best indie movies I've ever seen and deserves just a few hours of your time. If had to make a comparison, I'd say this film feels a lot like Into the Wild, but is by and far way better than Into the Wild by miles. Give it a chance and check out the trailer.
I gave the film 8.5 stars when I saw it back at Sundance more than 16 months ago. At the end of the fest, I ranked as the third best of the fest, saying it was "the one movie I keep thinking of when I remember Sundance." Here is another excerpt from my review: "On top of the story, The Go-Getter has an amazingly well-defined gritty visual style, some of the best cinematography in any film at Sundance. The Go-Getter is just an awkward love story that somehow works out, but is something I can find myself watching over and over again." Do you need any more convincing?
Watch the trailer for The Go-Getter:
The Go-Getter is both written and directed by newcomer Martin Hynes, best known for playing George Lucas in the short film George Lucas in Love. The film first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival back in January of 2007 and is just now being released by Peace Arch Entertainment. The Go-Getter hits theaters in New York City only starting on June 6th. Please give this indie film a chance and go see it!