Worth Watching - Oct 18: Trailer for Michael Rapaport's Special
There's always indie gems out there that no one ever knows about - Special is one of them. This indie film couldn't be better suited for film festivals and I'm quite sad that I missed seeing it at one of them. It actually premiered two years ago at Sundance but isn't hitting theaters until this year, which just goes to show you how slow the distribution process is for indies at the moment. Character actor Michael Rapaport (who you may know from Deep Blue Sea, The 6th Day, "My Name Is Earl", or "Prison Break") stars as a lonely guy who thinks he's a superhero because his medicine gives him superhuman hallucinations. "A very select group of people in life are truly gifted. Special is a movie about everyone else."
Not only does this already look great, but remarkably it currently has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Our favorite critic Scott Weinberg called it a "strange, sad, and oddly amusing little movie" with Rapaport giving "one of the strongest performances of his career." Based on that feedback alone and this amusing trailer, I'm definitely interested in catching this at some point this fall. How about you?
Watch the trailer for Special:
For more info, head to the official website for the film: specialthemovie.com
Special is co-written and co-directed by first-time filmmakers Hal Haberman and Jeremy Passmore. The film first premiered way back at Sundance in 2006. Magnet Releasing eventually picked up the film and is distributing it as part of their Six Shooter Film Series that also includes the incredible vampire film Let the Right One In. Special finally hits limited theaters starting on November 21st this year.