Of The Giants"
was fortunate enough to attend the special screening
of Home of the Giants at the Midwest Independent Film
Festival on 7th October 2008 . She shares her review
of Home of the Giants with us.
a film without waiting is not as exciting as seeing a film
after waiting for two long years. The more I wait and hear
about it, the more I get curious and excited at every possible
screening I could go to. I tried to grab every chance I get
to see Home of The Giants but no luck until last
night October 7, 2008 at the Midwest Independent Film Festival.
of The Giants a film that captured my attention the
moment I heard about it. Comedy, thriller, sports, family,
drama and a bit love story captured in 104 minutes. Its
brilliant. The movie tackled so many things from friendship,
family and love. In short, the movie shows a real story of
real people in the real world.
film is about Gar (Haley Joel Osment), a highschol journalists
and his bestfriend Matt (Ryan Merriman), the schools
basketball star. Everything was running smoothly for Matt
until he got involved with a drug dealer. Gar, being his bestfriend
gets caught in the middle of the situation.
main thing I always notice in a film is the acting and the
chemistry of the actors. For this film, one word
Honestly it exceeded my expectation of the film.
Joel Osment never fails to bring out a wow from
me. He is still the same Haley Joel Osment with jaw-dropping
acting abilities that made me love him as an actor and love
movies as well. The only difference is that he is now an adult
actor. The world needs to see Home of The Giants. Haley Joel
Osment is not just the I see dead people kid
he is Haley Joel Osment
a great and respectable
back in 2001, I have seen the movie Luck of the Irish
and wow, the lead actor was awesome and I have to say, cute.
Then in 2006 I was forced to see Final Destination 3
in the theaters. I hated the film due to the deaths but I
loved the character Kevin Fischer. The actor who played that
part and the lead role in Luck of the Irish is
Ryan Merriman. I saw him in a film him for the third time
in Home of The Giants and boy! he is one actor
to look out for. Seeing him in HOTG makes me want to see all
of his movies. Fine actor with great acting skills.
chemistry of the actors is just amazing. I could never imagine
any other actor to be playing the parts of Gar, Matt and Bridgette.
The music is very good; it fits the scene very well.
story is very well written, I love the whole concept of the
film. It shows a different side of the teen age life
very different from the typical movies about teens. I love
the humor! I didnt know that this film could make me
laugh; at first I thought it was all serious but hey! I was
wrong. Props to writer and director Mr. Rusty Gorman, it was
such an honor meeting him personally.
has been a while since the last time I added a DVD in my HJO
movie collection which I have to say, has been eating dust
for some time now, I think I have to clean them all up and
make a space ready for a new DVD. I cant wait to have
a DVD of Home of The Giants I just hope I will
not have to wait for years.
thumbs up for this movie! (including the thumbs of my feet!)
Watch the film if you get the chance!