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Jake Squared

R| 1 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary

Jake Klein, 50 (Koteas), sets out to make a movie. He hires an actor to play himself and throws a big party. His idea is to shoot the heck out of it and see what he gets. But, everything spins out of control as different, unexpected people show up. Old loves are there. New loves are there. His dead father, his mother when she was young, his kids, his ex-wife, even his younger selves, Jake at 40, Jake at 30 and Jake at 17, are there, too – and every one of them has tons of advice on how to fix his screwed up life. Jake's head reels as he staggers through what's either a mystical experience, a nervous breakdown... or both!   

Cast: Elias Koteas , Jennifer Jason Leigh , Virginia Madsen , Jane Seymour , Mike Vogel , Gia Mantegna , Tanner Buchanan , Ron Gilbert

Director: Howard Goldberg

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Freestyle Releasing LLC

Jake Squared (2013)

Release Date: August 15th, 2014|1 hr. 40 min.

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  • Goldberg has made a commendably adventurous and mostly enjoyable meta-comedy that recalls both the best and worst of 1970s Hollywood. show more

  • More enervating than it is ambitious, Jake Squared is partly a romantic comedy and mostly a pseudo-philosophical apology for self-absorption. show more

  • Koteas and the rest of the cast (including Jane Seymour, Virginia Madsen and Jennifer Jason Leigh) struggle gamely with the material, but they're defeated by the nonstop chatter, Goldberg's flat-footed direction and the needlessly choppy cutting. show more

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