Photo courtesy of Dallas International Film Festival
In a world of movie remakes and recycled content, writer/director Bob Byington is a breath of fresh film air. He continues to push the envelope, offering fun, offbeat and challenging content. His latest film, 7 Chinese Brothers, does not disappoint—plus there’s a giant barrel of loose change…what’s more fun than that?
Jason Schwartzman portrays Larry, an inebriated sad sack who rides a tide of booze onto the shores of an undiscriminating Quick-Lube. The only bright spot in his life is probably his boss, Lupe.
Will Larry keep it together long enough to win the girl, provide for his French bulldog, laze about with his friend Major (TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe), and do his cantankerous grandmother (Olympia Dukakis) proud?
7 Chinese Brothers is empathetic in tone, dry in humor. Schwartzman is in every scene and offers one of his most finely nuanced performances.